Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Samsung had unveiled its new UV Sterilizer for smartphones and other accessories last month. Initially, it was Thailand, but the company announced that it would bring the device to more markets around the world. Today, the South Korean firm has announced the launch of UV Sterilizer with wireless charging in India.
Samsung’s UV Sterilizer with wireless charging is priced at INR 3,599 (around $48) in India. It will be available through all retail channels in India starting early August 2020. It will also be available for purchase from Samsung’s official online store.
The company’s new UV Sterilizer is made by Samsung C&T, a partner of the Samsung Mobile Accessory Partnership Program (SMAPP). It is designed to disinfect your smartphone, smartwatch, wireless earphones, and everything that can fit inside the sterilizer within 10 minutes using two UV lights. The accessory also wirelessly charges Qi-compatible devices at 10W.
The South Korean firm mentions that bacteria and germs like E. coli, Staphylococcus Aureus, and Candida Albicans can also be killed using its device. The company claims that tests done by two independent certification institutes show that its sterilizer can effectively kill up to 99% bacteria and germs.