Most of us would agree that charging our smartphones has become a major inconvenience.
A recent video that went viral on social networking sites showing the differences between Samsung and Apple devices had showcased wireless charging as one of the features that helped Samsung go one better than its rivals. Many consumers have yet to fully understand wireless charging and what it entails.
The advent of wireless charging has transformed the mobile landscape by making the smartphone charging process more convenient. From 2015, when it released the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, Samsung Electronics has been at the fore of pushing the boundaries in wireless charging, for the convenience of the consumer. By simply placing their mobile device on top of an inductive charger, rather than plugging it in, smartphone users can easily charge their battery, without having to mess around with ports or wires.
Basically, the wireless charging pad is plugged into a wall power outlet, and generates a short-range magnetic field through the transmitter coil inside. When a battery-powered device and its internal receiver coil are brought close enough, the magnetic field prompts an electric current. The receiver coil then transmits the voltage into the device’s battery.
From the Galaxy S6 to the current Galaxy S8/S8+ and Galaxy Note8, Samsung has been improving the efficiency of the wireless charging pad and its suitability to the consumer. A limitation with wireless charging has been the inability to use the device while still charging since if there is no contact between the pad and the device, charging is interrupted. But with the new Wireless Charger Convertible, this challenge is solved since it can function as both a charging pad and stand.
When positioned as a stand, the device allows users to interact with their phone – for instance, take a call, find a song or review their notifications – without interrupting its charge. Adjusting the device from stand to pad and vice versa is simple, and it can easily be folded for convenient transport.
Furthermore, the device’s soft contours and premium, leather-like material make it equally suitable for placement in the office, the living room or on the user’s bedside table.
Wire charging is uncomfortable and usually makes a mess of people’s desk areas with cords. Wireless charging allows people to charge their phones without connecting cords. As wireless charging technology continues to evolve, Samsung hopes to remain at the forefront of the industry, leading mobile innovation through the introduction of products that are accessible and meaningful to all mobile users.