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Samsung wants to bring wireless charging tech to Galaxy A (2021) series

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Last updated: June 8th, 2020 at 15:14 UTC+02:00

Samsung is going to add wireless charging capabilities to the Galaxy A (2021) mid-range series, according to The Elec citing industry sources. As of now, wireless charging is available only on the company’s flagship phones, but this could change by the end of the year as the popularity and adoption rate of mid-range devices continues to increase.

More seasoned SamMobile readers might be thinking they’re having a déjà vu, as indeed, the idea that Samsung will be giving wireless charging capabilities to its mid-range phones is not entirely new. However, the mobile landscape has changed over the past couple of years, and especially in Q1 2020 in the wake of the COVID-10 pandemic. Mid-range phones have become very popular to the point where the Galaxy A51 outsold the Galaxy S20 in the first quarter.

With rising demand for mid-range solutions and with competitors like Apple fitting its mid-range phones with wireless charging capabilities, the industry expects Samsung to do the same with at least some of its 2021 mid-range phones. Especially the direct sequels to the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71, which will likely be known as the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72.

Samsung is talking with three suppliers, aims to reduce costs

Samsung’s plans to ship its future mid-range phones with wireless charging tech have already been discussed with three wireless charging module suppliers, according to the source. They are Hansol Technics, Amotech, and Chemtronics – the same companies that have supplied Samsung with wireless charging coils for the Galaxy S20 series.

The local media claims that Hansol Technics is leading the charge in terms of designing the mid-range wireless charging module for Samsung’s Galaxy A (2021) smartphones. But pushing mid-range prices into flagship territory would go against the segment’s philosophy, so the company’s goal right now is to develop a cost-effective wireless charging module to fit the cost requirements of the mid-range market. Once the module is designed, it will be mass produced by Hansol Technics who is expected to remain the main supplier for about 1-2 months. Then, Amotech and Chemtronics can fire up their own production lines and push Hansol Technics’ final design into mass production on their own conveyor belts.

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