Images purportedly showing a wireless charger for the Samsung Galaxy S4 have leaked online, as more evidence emerges that the technology will be on board Samsung’s next flagship kit.
According to reports, the snaps are part of documents submitted to the FCC by Samsung, and show a pretty rudimentary charging plate and standard-looking charger.
Although the peripheral is intended for use with the S3, its existence and the very fact that Samsung is investigating the technology adds real heft to long-standing rumours that wireless charging will be one of the ways that Samsung could attempt to differentiate its next major smartphone challenger from the competition.
Unlike other, somewhat shonky, attempts at selling wireless charging to sceptical smartphone owners, the S4 is purported to feature a more advanced method enabled by resonant magnetic coupling technology. This would allow owners to charge their phones from up to two metres away from the dock.
Current-gen smartphones with wireless charging only enable handsets to be juiced up within a radius of around 4cm.
Expected to land in March or April, the Galaxy S4 is also likely to advance the eye motion-detection features of the S3 to allow owners to pause and scroll through screens using eye movements alone.
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