Wireless charging is awesome. There's no doubt about it. The removal of cables and fiddling with ports is a thing of the past for many, but Samsung has revealed the company will release hardware that supports all available wireless charging standards at some point later this year. The move will help eliminate the issue consumers have today of choosing between wireless charging standards. What's more is we could see this new tech in the Galaxy S6.
For the time being, we have Wireless Power Consortium (WPC, and its Qi standard), the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) and the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP). The latter parties are looking to band together, but Samsung itself remains a member of all three groups. It has plans to bring them all together by releasing hardware from this year onwards that is compatible with all the standards listed above.
Components that support multiple standards were released last year and Samsung states in its blog post that consumers can expect to see devices using the new chips later this year, meaning the Galaxy S6 could potentially support all three standards.
"With our upcoming Galaxy smartphones, users will be able to enter a new wireless world like never before."
Of course, we'll have to wait for announcements and see what Samsung will pack inside the next Galaxy flagship smartphone. In the meantime, we'll let Samsung continue teasing consumers.