The Samsung Galaxy S3 could be charged wirelessly, reports suggest, as Sammy looks to differentiate its handset from the slew of rival Android contenders.
According to an anonymous tipster cited by DDaily of Korea, the forthcoming smartie will feature an inductive charger built-in.
This will let users place their phone on or within one to two metres of a charging base to juice it up, thus cutting the umbilical cord with plug sockets.
Tech sages who can remember the much-lamented but little-bought Palm Pre from 2009 will know that wireless charging is nothing new.
However, assuming the charging base station comes bundled with the S3 and doesn’t require buyers to shell out for a separate peripheral, it could prove a nice additional unique selling point for Samsung in the increasingly crowded Android marketplace.
Expected to tip up at some stage in the second quarter or thereabouts, the sequel to the phenom that is the S2 is also mooted to feature a 12-megapixel camera an Exynos quad core processor and a display offering a whopping 4.8-inches of screen real estate.
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