“The wireless charger from Samsung is expected to support 10W wireless and 15 wired charging, much like its other offerings”
Samsung is reportedly all set to announce a new and affordable wireless charging shortly. The tech is expected help the South Korean major to remain competitive in the emerging market, where the Chinese brands have started to dominate. According to a report by GalaxyClub.in, Samsung’s new Wireless Charger Pad will be the cheapest yet. It’s expected to retail with a sticker price of € 34.99 that roughly translates to Rs 3,000 in the India. In comparison, the vendor’s recently launched Wireless Charger Duo costs $119.99 (~Rs 8,300).
Samsung is yet to reveal the launch date of the wireless charger, but its recent FCC listing suggests the unveiling is around the corner. As per the website, the wireless charger will bear model number EP-P1100. Moreover, it will support 10W wireless charging at 5V and 2A and 15W wired charging with 9V and 1.67A. Notably, the ratings are similar to the current offerings from the brand.
The move to introduce wireless charging seems to be in line with Samsung’s strategy to bring features found on its premium smartphones to the mid-range lineup. The company recently introduced its Infinity displays with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 to its affordable devices. Now, it seems like the Chaebol is prepping to do the same with wireless charging, which is currently exclusive to its flagship smartphones – including the Galaxy S9/ S9+ and Galaxy Note9. However, that can only be successful if it’s supported by affordable accessories such as the upcoming wireless charger.
We’ll bring more update about the wireless charging pad as and when it’s there, so keep watching the space.