Samsung Launches New UV Sterilizer That Has Wireless Charging


Samsung is a South Korean multinational technology company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises numerous affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand, and is the largest South Korean chaebol. Samsung was founded by Lee Byung-Chul in 1938 as a trading company.

Wireless Charging

Wireless or Inductive charging (technical term) is a type of wireless power transfer. It uses electromagnetic induction to provide electricity to portable devices. The most common application is the Qi wireless charging standard for smartphones, smartwatches, and tablets.

March 24, 2013: Samsung launched the Galaxy S3, which supports an optionally retrofittable back cover accessory, included in their separate “Wireless Charging Kit”.

March 15, 2013: Samsung launched the Galaxy S4, which supports inductive charging with an accessory back cover.

UV Sterilizer

Samsung, The South Korean tech giant is adapting to the growing needs of hygiene. The company has globally announced its new UV Sterilizer. This product, according to Samsung, “notably kills” up to 99% of bacteria and germs. At the same time, the product can wirelessly be charging a device.

In a report by ANI, Samsung stated, “In today’s world, personal hygiene is more important than ever, and to help combat the spread of bacteria and germs, we’re introducing a new UV Sterilizer with Wireless Charging.”

“The UV Sterilizer was manufactured by Samsung C&T, a partner of the Samsung Mobile Accessory Partnership Program(SMAPP), and is available via select online and retail stores from June. Now, you’ll be able to quickly disinfect your smartphone, earbuds, and glasses, in just 10 minutes, wherever you are,” it added.

Samsung further stated that “The UV Sterilizer effectively kills up to 99% of bacteria and germs, including E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida albicans, according to tests done by two independent test and certification institutes, Intertek and SGS.” The Verge first reported this Wireless charger that comes fitted with a UV sterilizer.

The 10W wireless charger uses dual UV lights within the box in order to thoroughly cleanse the device. The UV lights turn off by itself in ten minutes. Despite, the charging of the device continues. The case can hold modern smartphones with screens up to 7 inches.

The company has claimed that the UV light kills 99% of germs but does not specifically mention if it is effective against the novel coronavirus or Covid-19. With the pandemic in place, most smartphone users struggle with disinfecting their devices. Samsung seems to have provided a solution but the results are not guaranteed yet.

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