“Following the steps of Nokia, LG Electronics and HTC, Samsung Electronics and Apple are expected to add wireless charging capability to their flagship models in 2013, according to industry sources,” Daniel Shen and Jackie Chang report foro DigiTimes. “Samsung is expected to adopt Qi wireless charging technology run by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) for its next flagship model, the Galaxy S IV, the sources indicated.”

“However, the Galaxy S IV may not come with embedded wireless charging capability,” Shen and Chang report. “Instead, users are required to buy replacement back covers for their smartphone for access to a charging pad, the sources indicated.”

Shen and Chang report, “Apple is likely to adopt the wireless charging technology developed internally, but it remains unknown if the next-generation iPhone will come with built-in wireless charging capability or with other attached accessories, said the sources.”

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