Samsung may soon launch its cheapest wireless charger

Samsung's upcoming cheap wireless charger passes FCC approval
Samsung's upcoming midrangers may soon sport the wireless charging feature previously reserved for their more upscale siblings from the Galaxy S and Note lines. This development is part of a new Samsung strategy to bridge the gap and make its less popular lines more competitive, especially in emerging markets where they face stiff pricing competition from Chinese and other phone makers.

Another core component of this wireless-charging-for-all tactics is an alleged wireless charger that Samsung is going to price in line with the Chinese brand offerings, or about $20 at launch. It will reportedly still feature the fast 10W wireless charging transmitter of its more expensive siblings in stand and dual-pad form factors, and may launch very soon, judging from an FCC database entry.

A new Samsung wireless charger denoted EP-P1100, has been granted regulatory approval about a month ago, and its specifications have leaked thanks to the FCC labeling requirements. The charger is indeed going to sport 5V*2A=10W wireless, and 9V*1.67A=~15W wired charging, just like the current crop. 

The EP-P1100 model number, however, sits quite below the 5100 denoting Samsung's stand models, or the 6100 of the new Duo. Even the simple $60 Pad carries an EP-P3100 model number, so Samsung might indeed launch a very affordable wireless charger, and we certainly hope it will be accompanied by A-series or J-series phones that sport the technology, too.

source: FCC (PDF) via

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