Smartphones have to be charged regularly. The most convenient way of charging phones is to charge them with a cable connected to a wall socket. However, wireless chargers are now also available. Wireless chargers are more convenient than traditional cable chargers. Moreover, they are also safe and reliable.
Samsung has filed a new patent which suggests that it is working on developing new wireless charger designs. The company already provides wireless chargers for its existing phones. The flagship smartphones Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge can both be charged from wireless chargers. Samsung also offers a Wireless Charging Pad to charge mobile devices.
Samsung says “With this stylish accessory, you can charge your compatible Galaxy smartphones, and other Qi-compatible devices, without the need to plug your device into a wall charger or USB port. Simply place your device directly onto the charging pad and your phone begins to charge.”
New Wireless Chargers
The patent filed suggests that Samsung is working to develop three new wireless charger designs. The current wireless charging pad is flat while the patent suggests taller pads. According to the new patent, this wireless charger will not only charge smartphones but also smartwatches. Moreover, it will also be able to charge tablets, cameras, electronic glasses, and other wearable devices. The charging pad will be able to charge smartphones and smartwatches, simultaneously.
Wireless chargers are more convenient than ordinary charges since they are hassle-free. However, it is worth pointing out that wireless chargers take more time to charge than wired chargers. Samsung Galaxy charging time from a wired charger is 85 minutes. However, with a wireless charger, it takes 180 minutes.
“Wireless charging also offers significant improvements in speed. While the Galaxy S6 edge required 180 minutes to fully charge wirelessly, the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5 need only 120 minutes (one hour less) using Samsung’s new wireless charging pad,” says Samsung.
Goldstein Patent Law mentions that it goes without saying that tech companies file many patents around the year but only a few of them are implemented. So, for now, we can’t be sure if these three designs will surface or not.