Displays Samsung's new range of monitors feature Qi wireless charging

Scorpus

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Samsung has announced a new pair of monitors today that both feature Qi wireless charging in their stands, allowing you to easily charge your Qi-compatible smartphone on your desk without the clutter of a separate charging plate.

The two displays Samsung has announced have pretty boring names: there's the 23.6-inch S24E370DL and the 27-inch S27E370DS, both of which feature 1920 x 1080 PLS panels. Samsung claims both have a response time of 4ms with 178-degree viewing angles and a typical contrast ratio of 1000:1. As for brightness, you'll get 250 and 300 cd/m2 from the 23.6- and 27-inch models respectively.

These two new monitors also support AMD's FreeSync technology, which allows the display's refresh rate to adapt to the render rate of your graphics card. This is especially useful while PC gaming, as you can experience smoother gameplay across a wider range of frame rates.

Samsung hasn't disclosed the refresh rate range of these new monitors, though it doesn't look like it'll be as wide as some gaming-specific monitors. However you will get a flicker free experience and an "ultra-narrow" bezel, plus three inputs: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, and D-Sub VGA.

There is no word on how much these monitors will cost, although judging by the specifications we should expect a relatively entry-level price point. Samsung says both displays will hit the market by the end of the year, with more information to come at IFA in September.

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RustyTech

Yeah...that's awesome. That's actually where I place my phone anyway :p
 

Burty117

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This is pretty nice actually, I hope most screen manufacturers do this :)

(Any bets on when the iPhone will get wireless charging?)
 
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RustyTech

This is pretty nice actually, I hope most screen manufacturers do this :)

(Any bets on when the iPhone will get wireless charging?)

No...but when they do, you can bet they'll be the inventors of it.
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Burty117

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No...but when they do, you can bet they'll be the inventors of it.
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They won't just have invented it, they'll have perfected it to such a point, anything else in the world would be a waste of time :p

I'm not sure they're going to bother putting it in the 6S and 6S+
I reckon it'll be another 2 years at least before we see Apple implement it, I reckon around the time they have to implement the USB Type-C connector, or they'll do that on the iPhone 7 then on the 7S have wireless charging.
 
"Siri charge my phone."
Would you like my to search "Siri charge my phone"?
"I don't have time for your crap siri. Charge my Phone!!!"
Would you like me to schedule ""I don't have time for your crap siri. Charge my Phone!!!"?
(Phone dies)
 

OneSpeed

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Ha ha ha to all the above comments, but seriously, how much are the monitors??? BTW, the next Steve Jobs biopic will prove to us all that Apple not only invented wireless charging, but they also thought of it first!
 

MilwaukeeMike

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Ha ha ha to all the above comments, but seriously, how much are the monitors??? BTW, the next Steve Jobs biopic will prove to us all that Apple not only invented wireless charging, but they also thought of it first!

I thought Al Gore invented wireless charging.... hmmm...

Anyway, this is an awesome idea. One of those things that makes you wonder why they didn't do this before.
 
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RustyTech

Technically speaking I think Tesla invented wireless charging; that's why everyone hated him -- they couldn't place a charge meter on it ;)