RUMOUR: Galaxy S IV to support Wireless charging, dock to be sold separately

Korean Media DDaily claims that the next-gen Galaxy S device, the Galaxy S IV, will support Wireless Charging. Samsung will allegedly be making a back cover with Wireless Charging support and its charging dock for the Galaxy S IV, both modules will be sold separately.

DDaily also reported that Samsung considered using an alternative, more advanced wireless charging technology known as resonant magnetic coupling. That, in theory, would allow the Samsung Galaxy S IV to be charged from a distance of up to 2 meters. In simple words, you wouldn’t have to put the Galaxy S IV on top of a Wireless Charging dock. Samsung eventually gave up on this alternative method as it was too difficult to bring to market at a low-cost.

The Galaxy S IV is rumoured to feature an Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU, Mali-T658 (8-Core) GPU, 4.99″ SuperAMOLED Full HD Resolution Display, 2GB of RAM, 13 Megapixel Rear facing Camera capable of shooting 1080p Full HD Videos at 30FPS, 2 Megapixel front facing camera capable of shooting 720p HD Videos and run Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.

(Via: PhoneArena - Source: DDaily )

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  1. “both modules will be sold separately” and available as fast, as for the S III (which was supposed to have that feature too, long ago).
    “S IV is rumoured to feature an Exynos 5 Octa CPU, Mali-T658″ and that is very likely, since Exynos 5 Octa has PowerVR SGX 544MP3 inside, not Mali.

  2. No More Sucksung devices!! Start rolling Updates now!! N7000 and SII users still waiting!!! Sammobile lie all the time about this update now is Junuary 17th and no have new about this!! Thats no a serius website all the time give false news for the old users!!!

  3. too good :)

  4. stop complaining oliverg11x. This is not a site from Samsung itself, but from enthusiasts bringing Samsung related news.

    Please sell your phone and buy yourself a Nexus

  5. when jb s2 i9100 #blamesamsung

  6. You idjits, i own a i9100 with 4.2.1 since a few weeks. It’s call CM10.1, stop complaining and enjoy the fantastic hardware, which is what samsung sells.

  7. Story telling time once again…Märchenstunde

  8. I doubt it will feature the new octa 5, will most likely ship with the exynos 5 dual. I thought the octa 5 was being first released in the 2nd half of 2013 around the 3rd quarter, so same time as the new note is supposed to come.

  9. sammobile you lie where update n7000 today is 17th jun

  10. update n7000

  11. @Ascariss
    I highly doubt that samsung would use dual core in SIV and than new octa in note III, since Note flagship generally is same as S flagship (with spen and increased screen size – noteII had extra gig of ram because of long term support, since they screwed it with S3, i dont think samsung will do any more differences between their note and s flagships)

  12. How about galaxy 1 jelly bean update?

  13. @Gaspernemec
    It has more to do with when the octa 5 will become available for new models, if it is in the 2H13, then the S4 will not have it.

  14. So no wireless for the S3 then? it was announced at launch, and has two contacts under the back cover to connect to a wireless charging cover??

  15. I’m still waiting for Galaxy S3 wireless charging since May 2012. It was announced to have Wireless charging accessories but yet to discovered any.

  16. The best you’d find for S4 is Exynos 5 Quad with 2GB RAM and a 4.99″ screen. Nothing else.That is why I stick to S3.

  17. i love s4.

  18. the s4 is best phone in the world

  19. No way!!! If they sell the charging unit separately then I wont bother with the S4

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  21. Please oh Please point us/me to this Statement that samsung has given up on their own Group, which are a few Big Companies, and has wasted their time and money and just stopped working on their Wireless….LOL….what a Joke…You do know that Qualcomm needed a Brand Name to put on their Product, which they purchased the WiPower company, able to send power across the room, and Joined up with Samsung and many many other Big Names….
    The Qi bunch are pushing their way to do what the Samsung group can do with Wireless charging, does that make sense?

    So PLEASE PLEASE give us the website, document, or the street you have gathered this story from…

  22. So since a couple weeks ago when this was announced in Las Vegas, they changed their Mind????
    From Samsung’s website:

    , January 9, 2013

    for Wireless Power
    of several key milestones that will help bring
    a more flexible
    power technology to the global marketplace. This includes
    growing its member base
    working with members to
    A4WP’s wireless power
    Additionally, A4WP
    branding committee
    to unveil an official, go
    market name
    for its wireless power specification
    and to
    launch a parallel technical testing and
    certification program

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