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When it comes down to wireless charging technology, there are two main schools of thought. Gadget enthusiasts are generally split into two groups. One group supports the idea of wireless charging on smartphones, while the other group doesn't really care about this type of technology. In my opinion, the second group exists mainly because the wireless charging tech hasn't reached its peak yet. Today, wireless charging on mobile phones seems more like a gimmick to some people, for the sole reason that a smartphone featuring wireless charging capabilities still needs to make contact with a charging pad, in order for the technology to work. While there's no need for a physical charging cable to be plugged in the handset, there's really not a lot of mobility.

The interesting part, however, is that there are two main ways of implementing wireless charging: through magnetic induction, or through magnetic resonance. The method used in all of our smartphones (with wireless charging abilities) is magnetic induction. However, magnetic resonance is a more evolved form of wireless charging, allowing the receiving and transmitting coils to transfer energy at a distance.

The most interesting part is that, according to sources in Korea, Samsung is now working on implementing magnetic resonance wireless charging in its future smartphones. According to the sources, Samsung is planning on making this technology available on its smartphones by mid-2014. With that time frame in mind, chances are that the Galaxy S5, or at least the Galaxy Note 4 will benefit from this feature.

In theory, magnetic resonance wireless charging on a smartphone would allow the user to text, make phone calls, or use the handset in a normal manner, while the battery would recharge without the need of touching a charging pad, or being plugged in a charging cable. It would allow us to charge our smartphones while using them at a considerable distance from the charging mat (a few feet).

Sources also claim that Samsung is now researching this type of technology at "Power by Proxy", which is a company in New Zealand, in which the Korean giant has recently invested $4 million.

Only time will tell whether or not Samsung will manage to pull this off, but it's all very exciting nonetheless. Any thoughts?

Source: ETNews
Via: GforGames