Where do we sit on the current generation of “wireless” charging? Bit silly ‘cause you have to sit your phone on some sort of freakin’ plate and might as well plug it in? Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking, too.
As such, you mightn’t be hugely excited to learn that the Samsung Galaxy S IV is tipped to join the growing rank of smartphones with wireless charging capabilities.
Disappointingly, Samsung is said to have considered something called "resonant magnetic coupling” – similar to the stuff Apple recently patented.
Essentially, the technology would’ve allowed the Samsung Galaxy S IV to be wirelessly - proper wirelessly - charged from a range of two metres. Now that would’ve been pretty cool.
Alas, story goes, Samsung decided it’d be too expensive, and as such the Galaxy S IV will come with the familiar type of wireless charging, as found on the Nokia Lumia 820, Nokia Lumia 920 et al.
Specifically, Samsung will sell a separate wireless charging cover and charging dock for the Galaxy S IV, so if the concept doesn’t float your boat, don’t worry about it.