Feb 17th, 2015

samsung wireless charging pad

Samsung has been dropping hints about what their latest smartphones will feature through blog posts and press announcements, and now another interesting tidbit has been brought to light. The company’s most recent blog post focuses on wireless charging standards, and the importance of following said standards when deciding to utilize the technology in a consumer product.

At the end of a long blog post trumpeting their accomplishments in helping move wireless charging forward (including a note about being a member of all three wireless charging organizations), Samsung mentioned the availability of chips that can simultaneously support multiple charging standards.

The chip was introduced at some point in 2014 and is expected to find its way inside devices this year. Samsung even went as far as confirming that their “upcoming Galaxy smartphones” would feature the chips, but obviously didn’t confirm which devices they were speaking of.

With Mobile World Congress and Samsung’s big event looming, the timing would seem to suggest that we’ll see it inside the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. It’d be a huge feature to advertise in a time where Samsung has been criticized for apparent stagnation in the area of innovation.

Of course, it’s just as likely that the technology won’t be ready quite that early and they’re instead referring to the next entrant in the Samsung Galaxy Note lineup (a series where they often introduce their most cutting edge innovations). We’ll have to wait until March 1st to know for sure.

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