Samsung Galaxy S4 offers optional wireless charging

Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S4 offers wireless charging -- but you'll need to invest in up to a hundred bucks' worth of extras to do it.

Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging accessories
Wireless charging on the Samsung Galaxy S4 will require two accessories. David Carnoy/CNET

Good news, wire haters: the Samsung Galaxy S4 will support wireless charging.

The bad news? The feature will cost you upward of $100.

We're hearing that adding wireless charging to the S4 will require a new back cover ($39.99), as well as a dedicated wireless charger ($59.99). The charger is said to hit stores in April, but the back cover may not see the light of day until June.

We can't yet confirm if the charger supports the existing Qi standard (as Engadget reports), which would make it compatible with third-party chargers like the Energizer Dual Inductive Charger .

We'll update this story when we get more information.



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John P. Falcone is the executive editor of CNET Reviews, where he coordinates a group of more than 20 editors and writers based in New York and San Francisco as they cover the latest and greatest products in consumer technology. He's been a CNET editor since 2003.

 

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