Two top tech giants Apple and Samsung are reportedly working to include wireless charging technology as a prominent feature in their upcoming smartphones in 2013. As of now, wireless charging feature, which enables to charge smartphones battery wirelessly, is seen only high-end smartphones manufactured by Nokia, LG, Sony, and HTC. As per the Digitimes, Samsung is expected to adopt Qi wireless charging technology run by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), which is also the most popular choice with members including Nokia, LG, HTC, Sony and Motorola, for its next flagship model, the Galaxy S IV, which is likely to be launched on coming 14th March in NYC. The publication also mentioned that the Galaxy S4 will not come with in-built wireless charging technology as you expect, but will be chargeable wirelessly by the means of a special back cover and charging dock, which will be available for purchase after the first sales of the Galaxy S IV.
As far as Apple is concerned, the company is looking forward to
adopt the wireless charging technology developed internally. However, it’s still unclear whether the next-generation iPhone will come with built-in wireless charging capability or with other attached accessories.
So if this report turns out to be true, we can expect some more advanced smartphones and even tablets equipped with wireless charging feature from the Samsung and Apple this year. But what about prices? Will they be priced costlier or as usual? What do you think? Let me know by your valuable comments.