Samsung Galaxy S III to support wireless charging from 1-2 meters away?

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Samsung’s 3rd generation Galaxy device, aptly named the Galaxy S III, has caused quite a stir since its predecessor was released last year. That said, this particular handset hasn’t even been announced officially by Sammy but that certainly hasn’t stopped the rumors from flowing. This time around, we’re hearing that the Galaxy S III may ship with wireless charging as the standard practice of getting juice into the phone.

While wireless charging may still seem like a novelty of sorts today, the technology has been around long enough and we certainly wouldn’t mind seeing it end up in the next-gen Galaxy S device. Sure, a handful of phones can get their wireless charge on by getting a replacement rear backing, but like the late Palm Pre, we know that it’s never been a must-have feature. We doubt that the Galaxy S III will change the game by using a technology that’s been around but we doubt that there will be many complaints about adding the option.

What’s interesting about the possibility of the handset to support wireless charging is that it may not actually need to stay attached to the charging station and could charge your phone from 2 meters away. Now that is a feature that would get some attention. Being able to charge your phone without having it attached to a wire or sitting on a charging station – but instead just sitting next to you on your desk. We could definitely get used to that.

We can add wireless charging to the list of impressive specifications the Galaxy S III is said to have. So far, we’re expecting to see the handset rock a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED HD display, quad-core Exynos processor with LTE support out of the box, 12 megapixel camera, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, all wrapped up in a ceramic casing.

We’re still a couple of months away from the official unveiling of the device and we certainly hope that all the rumors we’ve heard so far will be packed into this highly anticipated handset.

[Via: TheVerge]

  • http://twitter.com/the_blue_dot The BlueDot

    Being able to charge devices these days from a distance would definitely come in extremely handy. Most people want to be able to use their smartphones all day every day without any moment of downtime. Wireless charging ports in itself are becoming a common technology, but having the added advantage of charging 2 meters away will most definitely attract minute-by-minute smartphone users. Sounds like a great concept.

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