We’re certain that everyone hates power cords, at least to a certain extent. They always get entangled, and with so many appliances and electronics around the house, electric cables can become a nuisance. That’s mainly the prime reason why some gadget enthusiasts get somewhat excited when they find out that a smartphone they’ve kept an eye on has wireless charging capabilities. However, while the current wireless charging tech is a step in the right direction, it still isn’t the most convenient solution ever. In order for a smartphone to be able and recharge wirelessly, it needs to touch a charging pad.
But, interestingly enough, there are actually two types of wireless charging. The one which we’re all familiar with is based on magnetic induction. The other wireless charging method, uses magnetic resonance. Magnetic resonance technology works on the same transmitter/receiver coil principle as magnetic induction, but the biggest difference is that magnetic resonance allows these coils to transmit and receive power at greater distances.
Now, the big news today, is that Samsung smartphones might feature magnetic resonance wireless charging technology by mid-2014. More details after the break.
Samsung Smartphones to Feature Magnetic Resonance Wireless Charging?
According to the Korean media, Samsung is now working on implementing magnetic resonance wireless charging on its future smartphones. Sources claim that Samsung is currently researching the technology at “Power by Proxy”, a company located in New Zealand in which the Korean manufacturer has recently invested 4 million dollars.
Allegedly, Samsung intends on introducing this type of wireless charging in its smartphones by mid-2014. Magnetic resonance charging would allow our smartphones to be charged without the need of touching a charging pad, at a distance and through solid, non-metal objects such as wood.
It’s a pretty big deal, and in theory, it would mean that you could use your smartphone to make calls, while charging the battery at the same time, as long as you are in the range of the transmitter coil.
Hopefully, Samsung (and other manufacturers) will be able to implement this technology soon. Until then, and until we find out more, stay tuned.