When Samsung launched its Galaxy S3 flagship smartphone, accessories for wireless charging were available. However, the idea didn’t exactly fly, given that the wireless charging modules were quite bulky, and that there was no perceived practical advantage.

Now, Samsung is reportedly pursuing mass-production of its wireless charging technologies, with Samsung Electro-Mechanics launching its mass-production of wafer-thin wireless charging modules for mobile devices. With these modules, future devices in the Samsung Galaxy series can already incorporate wireless charging without the bulk.

According to Sammy Hub, the charging module is 40% thinner than previous designs, which makes the prospect of wireless charging more attractive to folks who don’t want bulky pockets or purses. The new design can be attached to the inside of the battery cover. As such, it might be a good idea to have the wireless charging module co-exist with the NFC module, like how some device manufacturers design their smartphones.

Will a wireless charging module come built-into the next Samsung flagship device, such as a future Galaxy S4? We can only speculate at this point. But if Samsung is already investing resources into mass-producing the technology, then perhaps built-in, non-bulky, wireless charging and accessories are not too far ahead into the future.

J. Angelo Racoma
J. Angelo Racoma has written extensively about mobile, social media, enterprise apps and startups. Angelo develops business case studies for Microsoft enterprise platforms, and is also co-founder at WorkSmartr, a small outsourcing team that offers digital content and marketing services.