The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are coming to the Mobile World Congress in March, but the South Korean company has spilled the beans about a feature we didn’t expect to see on the phones. Samsung revealed that 2015 is the year of wireless, which makes us think about wireless charging, naturally. It seems that the company will ditch the case or back panel offering wireless charging for the Galaxy S6 and its Edge counterpart and choose to implement wireless charging directly into the phones’ builds. Many are content with having to buy cases or accessories in order to have the wireless charging feature on their Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Note 4. Users also say that putting wireless charging into the Galaxy S6 might come with a few compromises in design or battery size, which wouldn’t be too appreciated.
Samsung has created quitre a lot of hype surrounding the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, mostly because of their announcement of the code-name Project Zero and their statement that they would start from scratch with the new flagships. Adding wireless charging to that equation will only promote the hype, as many will be glad to have the new feature in their phone. Some say that wireless charging in the Galaxy S6 would dissipate worries about battery life, because carrying a charging pad wouldn’t be that much of a hassle. My opinion is that you would carry the same weight as you would with a regular charger, so nothing is solved in this respect. Still, if you can find wireless charging stations where you travel, it would be a shortcut indeed, but there are few establishments that offer the possibility of Qi wireless charging.
In any case, adding wireless charging to the Galaxy S6 is a move that attempts to keep the company up to date with other offerings and is overall a good strategy. “With our upcoming Galaxy smartphones, users will be able to enter a new wireless world like never before.” With this statement, Samsung confirmed that wireless charging would be present in the Galaxy S6 and even the Galaxy S6 Edge. The feature must come as a sort of apology for making a metal unibody phone in which you can’t swap out the battery. The Galaxy S6 and Edge are shaping up to be neat devices, equipped with high quality cameras and build, and supposedly, TouchWiz will also get toned down or even replaced with Samsung’s new Iconic UX. The company also revealed that bloatware will be minimal on the flagships, but we’re not that confident about that just yet.
Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge release date is set for the Mobile World Congress on March 1st, during a Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event. We’re looking forward to the new flagships and we already have a good idea about what kind of specs and design the devices will sport. According to leaks and rumors, the Galaxy S6 specs include a powerful Exynos 7420 octa core Chipset, 3 GB RAM, 20 MP camera on the rear with optical image stabilization, 5 MP camera on the front and a 5 inch QHD display with a whopping 587 ppi pixel density. There already are Galaxy S6 cases available on the market, which offer us a pretty good idea about how the phone will look like upon its launch.