Samsung Electronics has applied for a patent for a TV with no power cable, which has been a long-resolved question for the information technology (IT) and consumer electronics (CE) industry.
According to industry watchers and foreign news resports, Samsung Electronics filed a patent for a wireless power transceiver with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) last year.
The patent applications that WIPO disclosed on its website earlier this month includes Samsung’s concept design of remotely supplying power through a long rod-shaped pad. TV consumers do not need a separate electrical plug and wires because it is a type of wireless charger that automatically supplies power when placed nearby the TV.
The pad can also supply power to the sound bar, eliminating any cables connecting the peripherals. If the video and data transceiver is made wireless, all cables connected to the TV can be eliminated.
Industry analysts say that Samsung’s technology is fundamentally similar to Halo, a wireless charging system for electric cars introduced by Qualcomm recently. It is similar to charging an electric car wirelessly when parking or driving on a road equipped with Halo.