While Samsung had promised it would debut with the Galaxy S3, it seems now that wireless charging will be featured with the S3′s successor. The Galaxy S4 will indeed introduce induction-charging to the South Korean manufacturer’s product roster.
After the Nokia Lumia 920 or the LG Nexus 4, it should now be the S4′s turn to sport the innovation, and owners will be able to charge their phone simply by setting it down on a dock charger connected to an outlet. Technically, this is no exploit, as all you need is the adequate charger, which is what the Galaxy S3 was lacking.
According to Korean newslet DDaily, the future flagship of the world leader in Android smartphones will feature wireless charging, and that’s not all. Samsung is allegedly working currently on an improved version of the technology, dubbed “magnetic resonance coupling”. Using this new tech could allow the Galaxy S4 to charge at a distance of up to 6 feet from the dock. This way, no need to physically put the phone on top of the dock for its battery to charge.
Let’s hope that this time around Samsung holds true to its word and doesn’t just play the marketing announcement card. With this wireless charger, the Galaxy S4 would add another trick up an already pretty full sleeve.