Rumor: Galaxy S3 Wireless Charging Kit to be delayed until September?
The Samsung Galaxy S3 was unveiled with a lot of fuss a week ago in London, and alongside Sammy’s latest flagship came an extensive line of accessories. The S Pebble, the AllShare Cast Dongle, and the Wireless Charging Kit were just a few of the ones that drew our attention, and, while we didn’t know anything official about their launch, we hoped to see them hit the market at around the same time with the Galaxy S3. However, it now seems that at least one of those exciting accessories will not be available until September, which is a whole three (or four) months after the S3’s launch.
I am talking about the Wireless Charging Kit, whose launch might be heavily delayed, according to a report from Slashgear, based on a “source” from UK retailer MobileFun. The retailer didn’t wish to comment on the reasons behind the delayed launch, but regardless what justification will Samsung come up with, early S3 adopters should be pissed.
The wireless charging capabilities of the new Galaxy phone were almost unanimously hailed by journalists and simple tech lovers, so to not be able to take advantage of that function for a full three months is an utter disappointment.
As much as we’d like to speculate on the possible cause of the delay, we have no idea what could have caused it. The guys at SlashGear say that it might have something to do with Samsung’s recently announced “Alliance for Wireless Power” with Qualcomm, but I personally can’t see why that would be a cause for such a hassle.
SlashGear also speculates that alternative, third-party wireless charging solutions will most likely be offered during the next few months, in an attempt to compensate for Samsung’s delay. However, we would advise you to wait for the official accessory rather than pay big bucks for gizmos that might or might not work properly. After all, we’ve waited so long for this phone that a month or two extra shouldn’t make that much of a difference, now should it?
As a reminder, the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be hitting Europe by the end of May, according to official information, while US availability is still kept under wraps. “Sometime this summer” is all Sammy’s saying about the S3’s American launch, but pretty much all rumors point towards a June release.
Stay tuned on our website to find out everything there is to know about the S3 and the S3’s official accessories! In the meantime, tell us what you think about the delayed launch of the Galaxy S3 wireless charging kit.