Samsung Galaxy S3 Wireless Charging Kit to Be Released Next Month

A wireless charging kit for the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone will be released by an accessory manufacturer known as Zens next month.

The company recently announced that it will launch its own version of the accessory separate from the official kit expected to be released by Samsung in the near future.

The Zens back cover in the kit will come with all the circuitry necessary to enable the feature and work with the charging pad that will feed power to the handset once it is placed on top of it.

This back cover will come in both blue and white in order to match the colors that the device is currently available in. The charging pad will also be compatible with other devices that meet the Qi standard.

It will be available through various retailers sometime in September and will sell for $85.

AT&T released the Garnet Red version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 available to its customers last week.

The device is currently available in the carrier's online store for $199.99 with a new 2-year contract. It can also be purchased without a commitment for $549.99.

This version features the same specifications as the regular AT&T model that includes a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display, 8-megapixel camera, S Voice, and NFC (near-field-communications), 4G LTE connectivity, and a dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip.

The other two models currently available on the carrier are the 16GB white and blue versions that are also $199 with a new 2-year contract.

AT&T had stated last month that it was going to be the only company to release a red version of the Android handset. However, during its initial launch, no word of the red model had been mentioned.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is also expected to receive the 4.1, JellyBean update in the fourth quarter of 2012.