Samsung looks at wireless charging after joining forces with Qualcomm

Samsung looks at wireless charging after joining forces with Qualcomm

Samsung and Qualcomm have teamed up to form the Alliance for Wireless Power, which will look at ways to enable the charging of devices without using cables.

In the future it could mean that users will be able to top up the power of their smartphone, tablet or laptop in their car or on their tabletop without the need for wires.

Multiple devices would be able to be charged simultaneously through wireless charging, according to the alliance.

Furthermore, a single standard would operate across different brands, meaning that users would not need separate charging stations for Apple or Samsung products.

Jason dePreaux, research manager at IMS Research, said: "Wireless power has the potential to increase convenience and improve the user experience in consumer devices like mobile phones by untethering the charging process."

Duracell has already attempted to solve the wireless charging issue with its MyGrid, however, this was described as "frustratingly finicky" by PCMag.com.