2016 patent shows that Samsung is working on over the air wireless charging
by Alan Friedman / Mar 25, 2018, 12:32 PM
Samsung's patent, filed in South Korea, describes a method to focus energy on devices in a room that is equipped with OTA wireless charging. The system would allow devices to charge wirelessly even if the user is walking around, thanks to reflectors that would send the charging signal around any obstacles in the enclosed space.
This is obviously a very useful technology which should be available sometime in the next three to five years. While it isn't clear which company will be first to the finish line, the more firms that work on this technology, the faster we will see it ready for real life use.
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Excuse the irrelevant comment but is QC releasing only one flagship soc per year? Terrible move,
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2013: The S600 was a placeholder for the S800 which was late 2014: The S801 was a placeholder and refined version of the S800 for the S805 which was late 2015: S810 & S808 but now the S808 level processors are in the 6xx or new 7xx tier 2016: S820 with the S821 just being a refined version 2017: S835 with rumours of an S836 which never came out 2018: S845 with no rumours of an S846 and 2019: S855 rumours have already begun.
posted on Mar 25, 2018, 1:58 PM 2
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Lit. This would allow phones to be thinner and lighter, requiring less battery to be in the phone itself, but only when this charging device is everywhere like stores and maybe even in the streets. That way the phone would always be charging, and even if it has 1000mah it would be at 100% at all times.
posted on Mar 25, 2018, 12:39 PM 1
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With the ever increasing EM radiation we are exposed to daily already from all the devices an average home currently holds (not to even mention offices) what impact will this kind of technology have on our physical and mental healt? It feels like we would do anything for comfort and convenience regardless of the consequences. Honestly how hard is it to plug in a phone?
posted on Mar 25, 2018, 12:43 PM 11
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Yeah, broadcasting EM radiation inside room is totally a bad idea, even if it's just 5W charger, that's still alot from radiation standpoint. The other kind of distance wireless charging that use laser sounds better to me.
posted on Mar 26, 2018, 2:37 AM 0
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This is quite an exciting technology. It would make it so much more convenient to charge your phone, as you essentially won't even have to think about it. I'm kind of surprised if people are opposed to this, especially considering that people have no trouble removing the headphone jack. Enabling bluetooth or simply connecting your headphones with your phone through the headphone jack really isn't that big of a difference in convience, especially not compared to this charging technology. You also have to realise that bluetooth headphones are significantly inferior in every other regard than convenience, while the purpose of this charging technology will simply be to charge your phone. I'm all for this technology, as it can definitely be made into a safe and convenient way to charge all of your devices.
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Didn’t Apple have rumors about this while back which never materialized? Sounds like some good tech.
posted on Mar 25, 2018, 3:59 PM 0
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Apple isn't doing it. Energous is and they were rumored to be doing it for apple with no concrete link. Regardless, I won't be the guinea pig to see if it's safe. I will leave that to the morons that will put their family at risk.
posted on Mar 25, 2018, 8:38 PM 1
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Meh, all I want is longer lasting batteries. This will just prolong the developing technology of batteries. I don't mind a thick phone all I want is a bigger more enduring battery.
posted on Mar 26, 2018, 1:13 AM 0
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Get a 20k mAh external battery, glue it on the phone and you will have a long lasting device which is going to be thick.
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