As most of you have heard numerous times before, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is a pretty big deal for the Korean manufacturer and for fans of the brand alike, primarily because the aforementioned flagship is supposed to be built as a new smartphone from the ground up. This means that the S6 will differentiate itself from its predecessors to a greater extent, and one of the areas the SGS6 aims to improve is design.
Countless leaks and rumors have suggested that the S6 will feature a metal unibody case which in turn means that the smartphone will lose one of the features that have been passed along genetically since the first Galaxy S came to be: removable battery. To compensate for this, sources from South Korea speculate that the SGS6 will have wireless charging capabilities, but there are some rather interesting implications to this claim. Join us below for the full story.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Built-In Wireless Charging
According to a series of reports from Naver citing both DDaily and News 1 Korea, the Samsung Galaxy S6 will feature built in wireless charging capabilities provided by magnetic induction technology. This would technically make the SGS6 the first Samsung smartphone to boast wireless charging capabilities out of the box, but as interesting as this may sound these rumors also put a damper on the idea that the S6 will feature a metal unibody case.
See, magnetic induction wireless charging doesn’t actually work on a metal smartphone because metal intersects the magnetic field, resulting in current loss. This is why the only wireless charging solution for the HTC One (M8) is to attach a charging film adapter to the device.
With that being said, the only way the SGS6 could have built-in wireless charging capabilities and a metal build at the same time would be for the metal case to feature a “window” to let the current flow. And one of the aforementioned sources actually says that the Galaxy S6 will have a “glass body”. This might be also why other sources previously speculated that the SGS6 will not have a full metal unibody, but a glass rear panel.
Wireless charging capabilities might also be the technology that was referred to as a “Special Function” which would debut on the Galaxy S6.
As always though, not much can be confirmed before the official unveiling so treat the information accordingly, but if the Samsung Galaxy S6 will indeed feature built-in wireless charging, expect the rumored to death “metal unibody” to at least have some glass (or plastic?) insertions.