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Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging kit unleashed

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has just added yet another string to its bow with the official Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging expansion kit now available for purchase.

Announced alongside the handset at the S4’s New York based unveiling back in March, the Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging expansion kit sees a special inductive charging enabled battery cover replace the device’s original rear panel, allowing the phone to work with Qi wireless charging bases.

“Go totally wireless with the Galaxy S4 Wireless Battery Cover,” the company’s official product listing states. Samsung has added that the S4 wireless charging kit “easily installs, replacing your existing battery door to allow on-the-fly, cable-free charging with any Qi-enabled charger base.”

Ridding you of pesky cables, Samsung has claimed the S4 wireless charging expansion kit will see the HTC One and iPhone 5 rival work with any Qi-enabled charger base, with the typical charging session taking between three and four hours.

Adding to the handset’s standard 7.9mm thick, 130g form factor, Samsung has stated: “The wireless charging cover adds minimal bulk to your device.” The South Korean manufacturer added: “Keep in mind that due to a slight addition of bulk, some case options may not fit optimally. Cannot be used with Samsung Flip Covers or the Protective Cover.”

Currently available only to US based S4 owners, the Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging kit costs $90 (£57.73).

Samsung Galaxy S4 Features
A true powerhouse of the smartphone scene, the Samsung Galaxy S4 runs a speedy 1.9GHs quad-core processor alongside Google’s Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS.

Packing in a 13-megapixel rear-mounted camera alongside a second, 2-megapixel forward-facing snapper, the Samsung Galaxy S4 specs sheet sees 2GB of RAM and a 5-inch Super AMOLED 1080p Full HD display included alongside the company’s trademark TouchWiz UI.

Playing host to all manner of innovative software features, the S4 is bolstered by the eye tracking Smart Pause and Smart Scroll capabilities as well as Dual Shot camera capabilities and the touch-free Air View and Air Gesture.

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