Samsung hints at wireless charging for Galaxy S6 ahead of MWC launch

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After talking about the camera abilities of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, which will be the new flagship for 2015, the South-Korean tech giant has hinted at wireless charging support for the device.

In a blogpost on Samsung Tomorrow, the company talks about the history of induction and how they have been trying to cut down the cost of implementing wireless charging.

The blog post notes, “It is expected that 2015 will be a landmark year for the growth of wireless charging deployment, as wireless charging stations will begin to appear in more and more public places. Samsung will accelerate to democratize this wireless charging technology with compelling smartphones. With our upcoming Galaxy smartphones, users will be able to enter a new wireless world like never before.”

The company also states that around two-three years ago, wireless charging was only 20 to 30 percent as fast as wired. However, the charging speed has now been doubled.

“Consumers have been crying out for a simple wireless charging solution that frees them from the need to carry several different chargers for multiple devices. The goal has been to provide them with the ability to utilize one wireless charging dock that is compatible with all the devices they already own as well as all the devices they buy in the near future,” notes the blog post. In essence you won’t need to buy a specific charge pad for each compatible Samsung device in the future.

Previous reports have been hinting at two S6 variants namely, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The devices are likely to be available in four different colour choices.

In terms of specs , the Galaxy S6 may feature an Ultra HD 4K display, 4GB RAM and a 20MP camera. An initial specs list for S6 said that the device would have a 5.3-inch 4K AMOLED display, a 64-bit Exynos 7420 or Snapdragon 810 processor depending on the country, 5 megapixel front camera, and Broadcom’s new sensor chip. The most recent report talks about 5.1-inch displays, one of the models to feature three-sided display and an extremely easy-to-use camera.

Samsung is also expected to release the Galaxy S6 with Exynos 7 and LTE.  Initially, Samsung was testing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, but it was found to cause over heating, which made Samsung drop the idea of using the Snapdragon 810 SoC. Qualcomm has agreed to rework the Snapdragon 810 SoC for Samsung’s flagship device.

Another report had revealed that the 32GB Galaxy S6 variant is likely to be priced at 749 euros that is approximately Rs 53,000, 64GB at 849 euros which comes to approximately Rs 62,000 and and 128GB version to cost 949 euros (approx. Rs 69,300). The 32GB Galaxy S6 Edge is likely to be priced at 849 euros ​that is about Rs 59,500, 64GB version at 949 euros (approx. Rs 66,400) and 128GB variant at 1049 euros which comes to Rs 73,300.

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