Today NewsTomato reported that the much awaited Samsung Galaxy S IV will have wireless charging capability. On the other hand, it is also said that Samsung may not pack the unique Resonant Wireless charger with the device. Instead, the wireless charging module will be made compatible to third party Qi chargers.
The source reports that Samsung has been trying to develop a different wireless charger which uses Magnetic resonance instead of the conventional induction. The Qi induction chargers need the charger and the device to be in proximity of at least 1 cm. The resonance chargers will be able to charge even in longer distances. But the development of such chargers is stated to be not feasible with the current technology and commercialization may be difficult.
Hence the Samsung Galaxy S IV will be a featuring wireless charging module which will be compatible with any standard Qi charger. Several other manufacturers including LG, Nokia, HTC etc. are also offering Qi wireless chargers.
In addition to these revelations, recently from FCC docs we came to know that Samsung Galaxy S IV may be featuring wireless charging.
You can note that the device is expected to be unveiled at a Special Mobile Unpacked event which may happen on March 15. The device is expected to pack a 4.99-inch 1080p display, 1.9GHz Quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP Rear-facing camera.