Samsung officially launched the new device sterilizer that doubles as a 10W wireless charger. The device utilizes UV-C light and promises to kill 99.9 % of bacteria on devices. Samsung's latest product is now available worldwide, but some consumers are wondering if it could really kill bacteria and viruses.
Can Samsung UV Sterilizer Kill The Novel Coronavirus?
In a new recently released statement, Samsung claims that its 10W wireless charger that doubles as a device sterilizer can disinfect smartphones and other electronic devices in as fast as 10 minutes. The product, according to the company, could remove 99% of germs and bacteria. This includes Candida albicans, E.Coli, and Staphylococcus aureus.
For those wondering if Samsung's new 10W wireless charger could kill the coronavirus, unfortunately, the answer is likely not. Several studies earlier revealed that the coronavirus could stay on smartphone screens for 96 hours. The Samsung UV Sterilizer utilizes UVC light that has strong germicidal properties.
However, it has not been established yet as a powerful deterrent from the lethal coronavirus. A research conducted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine discovered that UV light could probably kill the coronaviruses; thus, it could kill the novel coronavirus. However, CNET points out that there is a lack of published studies on the impact of UV light on the particular virus that causes COVID-19.
Additionally, experts think that an object with coronavirus requires a high amount of exposure to UVC light to demolish the virus. However, this is not the case with Samsung UV Sterilizer. It is probably why the South Korean tech giant does not market this particular benefit.
Samsung UV Sanitizer Details
The box of Samsung UV Sterilizer measures 196 x 96 x 33, allowing it to fit even big phablets easily. Earphones and small earbuds can fit in the device too. Even sunglasses can be disinfected in the latest product Samsung recently launched.
As for its availability, Samsung online stores in Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Romania now have this product. The company has not yet released all the locations where the Samsung UV Sterilizer would be available. In Germany, it retails at around $65.
The Samsung UV Sterilizer has a single button that switches the UV function on and off. It automatically turns off in 10 minutes, a safety precaution in case the user forgot to switch it off. Interestingly, the UV Sterilizer's automatic shutdown feature does not affect its charging functionality, so users do not have to worry that their device does not get a continuous dose of juice while being cleansed.