Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging confirmed

Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging confirmedSamsung crammed a heck of a lot into its hour-long Galaxy S4 launch; plenty of terrible skits and many a shrug inducing feature, but – somewhat surprisingly – no mention of wireless charging.

Well, turns out the Samsung Galaxy S4 will get wireless charging after all, as confirmed by Qi and the rapidly expanding Wireless Power Consortium.

If you’ve been following wireless power developments (seriously, who hasn’t?), you might recall Qualcomm and Samsung teaming up to form the Alliance for Wireless Power.

Back in May 2012, a press release promised “wireless power transfer technology that provides spatial freedom for charging”.

As such, it’s interesting to see Samsung siding with Qi for the Galaxy S4’s wireless charging feature.

Qi beams: “The Galaxy S4 is the latest addition to the rapidly expanding Qi ecosystem of mobile devices, charging accessories, charging locations, and consumer electronics with an installed base of more than 15 million units.

“The new Samsung Galaxy S4 uses the Qi wireless charging standard in its optional back battery cover and wireless charging pad accessories, as demonstrated at Samsung Unpacked 2013.” Say what? Did we miss something?

No mention of Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging price or availability at this stage, but at least it’s definitely happening. Y’know, if you like that kinda thing.

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 19, 2013 at 18:26

spatial freedom for charging ?????????

Say that again?!

As in??? More space taken up by the charging pad than by a conventional charger?
Extra-heft for the thicker battery cover? Extra repair costs when dropped?

Spatialise My Life ™

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 19, 2013 at 19:00

Is this the same as the S3's wireless charging? 'Cos that totally didn't never never or anything...

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 19, 2013 at 19:33

didn't never never or anything ??? Yes???

Pondlife  Mar. 19, 2013 at 20:39

spatial freedom for charging ?????????

Say that again?!

As in??? More space taken up by the charging pad than by a conventional charger?
Extra-heft for the thicker battery cover? Extra repair costs when dropped?

Spatialise My Life ™


Well you are ever so spatial

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 19, 2013 at 20:41

didn't never never or anything ??? Yes???
More sleep, more coffee, less work. I apologise...

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 19, 2013 at 21:15

didn't never never or anything ??? Yes???
More sleep, more coffee, less work. I apologise...

Know the feeling...

Treab  Mar. 19, 2013 at 21:17

didn't never never or anything ??? Yes???
More sleep, more coffee, less work. I apologise...


less work... you don't know the meaning of work... mr lawyer

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 19, 2013 at 22:31

Now, now... you pill-pusher

Treab  Mar. 19, 2013 at 22:50

Now, now... you pill-pusher

amen sister.... mine are worse than most illicit drugs too ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 19, 2013 at 23:37

didn't never never or anything ??? Yes???
More sleep, more coffee, less work. I apologise...


less work... you don't know the meaning of work... mr lawyer

It is true that I'm not on my feet all day, that doesn't mean I'm not working ;).

Treab  Mar. 20, 2013 at 05:36

didn't never never or anything ??? Yes???
More sleep, more coffee, less work. I apologise...


less work... you don't know the meaning of work... mr lawyer

It is true that I'm not on my feet all day, that doesn't mean I'm not working ;).


... Wait... your not flat on your back all day are you matty??? gigolo...

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 20, 2013 at 10:35

didn't never never or anything ??? Yes???
More sleep, more coffee, less work. I apologise...


less work... you don't know the meaning of work... mr lawyer

It is true that I'm not on my feet all day, that doesn't mean I'm not working ;).


... Wait... your not flat on your back all day are you matty??? gigolo...

Damn...how did you find out haha ;)?

S3Mama  Mar. 20, 2013 at 17:42

I have a S3 and ordered a Monster Watts Stealth wireless charger SET for $40. What's great is that they will accept the S3 receiver for trade in when the S4 is available. So now I can wait until the S4 gets cheaper.

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