Wireless charging might come with Samsung Galaxy S III out of the box

Wireless charging might come with Samsung Galaxy S III out of the box
Monday brought more speculation about the smartphone on everyone's mind, the Samsung Galaxy S III. The pressure is obviously on the Korean based firm to deliver a device that tops the Samsung Galaxy S II. Monday's rumor included a quad-core Exynos processor and LTE support for the sequel to what is considered the best Android handset ever produced.

The Touchstone wireless charger for the Palm Pre

The Touchstone wireless charger for the Palm Pre

The latest speculation is that Samsung is considering making wireless charging a standard feature for the device, right out of the box. The most interesting part of the speculation is that the phone won't even have to sit on a charger to work as the charger would power up the battery at a distance of 1 to 2 meters from the charging base.

This would obviously be an improvement over what Palm offered as an accessory with the Palm Pre, which was one of the first handsets to offer wireless charging. While the Pre's wireless charger required you to change the back cover on the phone, there is no word on whether that would be necessary with the Samsung Galaxy S III. The Pre had to sit on top of the Touchstone base in order to recharge. With the ability to charge from a distance of  up to 2 meters, this is probably a proprietary method to Samsung. The latter is said to be still deciding whether or not to offer the technology right out of the box, but that could raise the price of the phone. Word is that even if it is not a standard accessory, the Korean based manufacturer would offer it as a paid extra.

source: AndroidAuthority

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Damn, this news makes me feel like an Apple Fanboy. I own a SGS2 and I feel like upgrading to a SGS3...

2. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

awsome

3. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

one feature i like.. one day i'll die of cancer happy. JK :P

13. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I was thinking the same thing. If it can charge wireless, how much radiation is this thing emitting, receiving?

20. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I agree,we have enough wireless stuff already like mobile networks,wifi,radio etc,the less emitting of electronic spectrum around me the better.

4. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

yupp, awesome. option of paid extra accessory is very good

5. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

yupp, awesome. option of paid extra accessory is very good

6. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Every day there is some news of an outrageous spec speculation on S III 2 GB RAM, wireless charging etc etc Even if 75% of these turnout to be true... Most of the tech fans here will get an orgasm :-D

8. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I'm jizzing my pants just in anticipation :p

7. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I hope this is true and again...that VZW doesn't hold out on us three Galaxy S's in a row! (They crippled the first one so yeah, that counts too!). Don't screw with the RAM, don't swap the chip, and in the name of ALL THINGS HOLY PLEEEEASE!!!!!!! ... Don't put bing on it!

9. RanJos

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 08, 2012

Highly anticipating the entire war between the next-gen iPhone and the GSIII. It'll be like Cena vs. The Rock, but the only difference is that it'll be f**king real! Gimme a Hell Yeah! :D

10. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

ROCKY ROCKY ROCKY ROCKY!! Hell Yeah!.

12. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

im not interested in cena vs rock as much as i am hhh vs undertaker lol. i know it isn't real i just like to see them beat the hell out of each other

17. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Yeh, The Undertaker vs. The Game is going to be awesome. I hope taker wins and the streak continues :).

14. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Nothin wrong with a little stone cold steve Austin reference!

16. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

And that's the bottom line cuz stone cold says so!.

15. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I hope these rumors stop I don't want the SGS3 to get all hyped up to let people down when the phone is released with specs less than what the rumors made it out to be like the iphone 4s was.

19. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

in aspects, likewise with the HTC One X...

18. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

If you have to keep you phone so close to the charging station, then what is the point of wireless charging other than the ease of not having to actually plug in the microUSB. At least with the cord I can still hold it where I want to.

21. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

just waiting for the s3... Enjoying ICS on my gs2

22. sajithm

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 28, 2011

http://www.galaxys3.in - Samsung Galaxy S3 Specifications

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