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Samsung working on new wireless charger designs

Samsung wireless charger for simultaneous charging of smartphone and smartwatch
Samsung wireless charger patent
A new patent filing by Samsung describes three new wireless chargers that are taller than the current ones and apparently can charge a smartwatch and a smartphone simultaneously.

Wireless charging is still in its infancy, but it might become ubiquitous faster than most would expect. A recently discovered patent filed by Samsung describes a new approach to wireless charging, showing new designs that allow two devices to be charged simultaneously, usually one smartphone/phablet and a smart bracelet/fitness tracker/smartwatch.

Samsung's current wireless chargers are flat and only allow their users to charge a smartphone/phablet. The three designs described by the patent mentioned earlier show taller devices that Samsung plans to turn into virtually universal chargers. Although there are not many tablets or cameras on the market to feature wireless charging capabilities, the patent reveals that the new wireless chargers will work with a wide range of devices, including slates and cameras, as well as electronic glasses, and other wearables.

Since Samsung filed for the patent in January 2016 and it has been recently published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, it is likely to see at least one wireless charger with a whole new design showing up next to the Galaxy Note 7 in early August. This has not been confirmed by Samsung, so we should take it with a grain of salt for the time being.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-07-25 (Update: 2016-07-25)