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July 25, 2016

Samsung Talks New Wireless Charger Design

Are you tired of finding places to plug in your phone? I know I am. Smartphones are convenient in that they offer you access to pretty much everything, all within the palm of your hand. The trouble is that smartphones have a tendency to die quickly the longer you have them. An older smartphone, combined with constant use, makes for a short battery life. Even a brand new phone can only last so long before the continual use of the Internet drains its battery. Battery loss always happens at inconvenient times too, whether you’re in the car, out and about or just not around an outlet. Samsung hopes to reduce the time you spend searching for an outlet so you can charge your phone by offering three new wireless charging designs.

While we do not know what exactly these chargers will look like, as they are in patent form still, we do know that they could be game changers when it comes to charging your phone. Wireless chargers offer a convenient, safe and reliable way of charging your mobile devices, and several of Samsung’s smartphones are already compatible with wireless chargers. For example, the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and more can be charged wirelessly. Their Korean company also has a Wireless Charging Pad that can charge mobile phones. With the charging pad, you simply place the phone on the pad and wait for the battery to refill.  Unfortunately, this method takes longer than plugging the phone into the wall.

Samsung’s new designs should offer the convenience of wireless charging, along with the speed of wall charging.

Samsung commented on this ease-of-use by saying, “With this stylish accessory, you can charge your compatible Galaxy smartphones, and other Qi-compatible devices, without the need to plug your device into a wall charger or USB port. Simply place your device directly onto the charging pad and your phone begins to charge.”

“Wireless charging also offers significant improvements in speed. While the Galaxy S6 edge required 180 minutes to fully charge wirelessly, the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5 need only 120 minutes (one hour less) using Samsung's new wireless charging pad,” said Samsung. This spells good news for people who long for convenience but don’t want charging their phone to take forever.

Samsung’s current wireless charging pad is flat. The new designs are rumored to be taller and will supposedly be capable of charging more than one device at a time. Samsung wants to make it easier for you to charge your phone, tablet and camera along with wearables such as smartwatches and electronic glasses. For now, these are just designs that may or may not turn out the way we want them to. However, Samsung has confirmed an event for Aug. 2, where they will launch the new Galaxy Note 7. It’s the hope that, during the event, they will provide some insight into these new wireless chargers.




Edited by Stefania Viscusi


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