February 17th, 2015, 20:29 PM
Samsung Galaxy S6 could have fast wireless charging
The Samsung Galaxy S6 could boast faster-than-usual wireless charging when it debuts at next month's Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress.
Samsung has taken to its official global blog to highlight the advances made in wireless charging over the last few years. Among the most notable and recent changes, two of the three wireless charging standards bodies, the PMA and A4WP, agreed to merge.
As for the third wireless organization, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), well, it just so happens that Samsung is a card-carrying member there, too. In fact, Samsung has been investing in wireless charging for nearly 15 years.
As evidenced by the blog post, Samsung believes this is the year wireless charging really takes off. In other words, the wireless stars have aligned for the next Galaxy handset.
Why all of the focus on wireless charging? Chances are good that the Galaxy S6 will be among the first devices to support all major standards. What's more, charging should also be quicker than that found using previous technologies.