Samsung has been getting a rough run over the last couple of years. Although the company still stands as the world’s number one manufacturer and exporter of smartphones, it is facing intense competition from the likes of Apple, and a host of other upcoming companies based in China. Samsung is scheduled to release its next flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S6, and everyone is looking to see what new features the device slaps on the market.
Based on what Samsung has been doing lately, the Galaxy S6 is likely to be the ‘best Galaxy ever’. A wide range of high-power specs will likely be the order of the day with this new gadget. More so, some critics have suggested that wireless charging will be one of the best things about the South Korean company’s next release.
The Galaxy S6 Battery Issue
Gordon Kelly at Forbes.com covered the issues around the battery expected to be in the S6. Based on leaks available online, the S6 battery will be 2550 mAh, which is effectively lesser capacity than the S5 battery. Considered that the current Galaxy S5 battery is already finding it hard to last a full day of use, questions arise regarding the capability of the S6 battery to effectively service the needs of users. But all the same, Samsung’s galaxy smartphones are considered to be the 4-wheel drive pickup trucks of the smartphone world. They’ll do almost anything you want them to do.
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Samsung’s Bridging Choices
So why is Samsung launching a much-anticipated flagship device with a lower battery capacity? Well, in the context of being fashionable, people want thinner and slimmer smartphones and tablets. The company has apparently sacrificed volume and battery life in an attempt to make their next big device as slim as possible. That notwithstanding, users are keen to complain about every minute of lost battery time. So the answer to the question that starts this paragraph is…wireless charging.
You most definitely have heard, or even tried, wireless charging. It’s not a new feature. It’s already working on a number of Windows Phone and Nexus smartphones. The concept behind wireless charging is direly simple. All you have to do is pop the handset down on a charging pad so the receiver circuit is proximate to the transmitting circuit. The rest is magnetic induction physics that leads to current flowing from the power source to the battery.
So if this is what Samsung is doing, will wireless charging save its Galaxy S6?
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