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Samsung's newest monitor can wirelessly charge your Galaxy S6

Wirelessly charging a Galaxy S6 edge with Samsung's new monitor
Wirelessly charging a Galaxy S6 edge with Samsung's new monitor
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Samsung SE370
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Samsung SE370
The monitor will be sold in 23-inch and 27-inch options
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The monitor will be sold in 23-inch and 27-inch options
Wirelessly charging a Galaxy S6 edge with Samsung's new monitor
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Wirelessly charging a Galaxy S6 edge with Samsung's new monitor

Samsung has introduced a new computer monitor that makes use of the Qi wireless charging standard for mobile devices. The 23-inch and 27-inch offerings for the Samsung SE370 have a circular charging station at the base of the monitor that allow compatible phones such as a Galaxy S6 or Nexus 6 to be casually tossed down to power up.

In addition to wireless charging, which Samsung pitches as simplifying and decluttering a workstation, the monitors also feature Samsung's PLS panel technology, which offer as wide of viewing angles as IPS screens (or very close to it), with higher brightness and cheaper energy costs.

The SE370 offers a 178 degree wide-viewing angle, 1920×1080 resolution (16:9 ratio), and brightnesses of 300 cd/m2.

Samsung SE370
Samsung SE370

Samsung hasn't announced prices or availability for the monitor, but, for a frame of reference, the company's first PLS-enabled monitor retails for US$850, with a 27-inch screen.

Though only a small handful of flagship phones have built-in wireless charging, you can buy third-party cases and receiver modules for many other popular smartphones, including the latest iPhones.

The sleek and semi-transparent SE370 monitor also offers several modes for enhanced gameplay and comfort, demonstrated in the SE370's video below.

Source: Samsung

World's First Smartphone Wireless Charging Monitor, SE370

4 comments
mlmcasual
27 INCH 1080P resoution??? Seriously? 2015?? EPIC TECH F A I L... who cares if it can charge a phone.. It's a litpstick on a pig..
Derek Howe
mlmcasual - I bought a 1080p 27" monitor a couple months ago, and I would love it if it could wirelessly charge my phone. 4k monitors are too rich for my blood.
wle
silly now you have only one place to charge how much more does the phone weigh and cost with this thing built in? how hard is it to just find the usb chargers all over the house and car ? wle
Tom Mav
Once again Apple is late to the party. Wireless charging isn't really about the wireless, it's about eliminating the use of (often) breakable connectors. The weakest point of any circuit is the connection point, and wireless helps greatly. Apple is rumored to be working on wifi charging. A good thing. Languishing on the drawing board, Apple?...