Prepare your wallets folks, the official accessories for Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 are appearing online. The first ones appear to be a set of wireless charging covers, which Android Central discovered recently.
The covers will come in two colours and two different models. It appears there’s an effort on the part of Samsung to cover what most people are likely to want. There’s a simple rear cover replacement with Qi Charging receiver built in, or a S View cover with Qi Charging receiver built in. Both models appear (while this may change) to be available in either white or black, though it seems more than likely other colours may become available later.
All four covers should (in theory) work with any Qi charging mat you may have around and all are finished in the same dimple finish of the standard S5 casing. With indication that the replacement rear cover is likely to run around the AUD$35.00 – AUD$40.00 mark, I’m uncertain if they’re going to be a huge seller for Samsung, but lets be honest; if they didn’t make money from it would they do it?
There’s also the growing sense that wireless charging is pretty cool, so Samsung making these covers available may help woo those who have existing wireless charge capable handsets wanting to upgrade.
Is the price tag for basic, but official, Samsung accessories too much? Or given their status within the Android manufacturers is it justified?