The Samsung leaks just won’t stop these days. It seems Samsung may launch the Galaxy S3 with its own proprietary wireless charging station. The smartphone will not even need to touch the charger, as it can charge from a distance of 1-2 meters. That seems pretty futuristic, if you ask me, considering that only a few years ago wireless charging was more of a science lab experiment.
Of course, Samsung wouldn’t be the first to use wireless charging for a phone. The Palm Pre was one of the first to have to boast the wires-free charging technology. But Samsung may have improved the technology, if the information concerning the 1-2 meters charging range is to be believed. This also means that we’re talking about Samsung’s own proprietary technology, one that they’ve potentially patented, and not the Fulton eCoupled method seen at CES.
Apparently, Samsung has not decided yet whether it will include the wireless charging station or not, because it adds quite a bit to the cost of the phone. When you consider the rumored quad-core chip, the LTE integration, ceramic casing (maybe Micro Arc Oxidation, a la HTC One S), the 4.8″ Super AMOLED screen, and even the 1080p resolution, all of those high-end specs will add bulk to the cost of the phone.
However, even if they can’t include the wireless charging station in the Galaxy S3 base package, you will probably still be able to buy it separately, so, ultimately, it will be your own choice if you want to pay the premium or not.