Wireless charging has been a solid feature on many recent smartphones, including the Galaxy S5. Apple are yet to catch up, and any iPhone users will need an additional accessory in order to charge up wire-free.
Next generation smartphones are set to show massive improvements in their wireless charging capabilities. The soon to be released Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 Android phones are both able to take advantage of much faster wireless charging.
Faster Wireless Charging
Although wireless charging has been gaining steady popularity over the years, one of its setbacks has been that it generally takes longer to charge a battery using wireless than using wired USB charging.
Both the S8 (and S8 Plus) and the LG G6 will feature super-fast wireless charging, bringing the technology up to speed.
Samsung have confirmed that their flagship S8 will be both Qi and PMA wireless charging compatible, and both the S8 and G6 will now take the same, or nearly the same, amount of time to charge wirelessly as they will wired.
This means that you can simply place your smartphone on a charging pad, and watch it charge up super-fast.
How To Utilize Quick Wireless Charging
Qi charging works by means of a transmitter coil in a wireless charging pad, which interacts with a receiver coil in a compatible device in order to create a small electro-magnetic field. This field charges the phone on contact.
In order to utilize super-fast charging for the S8 and G6 (as well as for a number of other devices), you will need a Quick Wireless Charging Pad such as the Futura X Turbo.
The Futura X Turbo charges phones that are Quick Charge 2.0 compatible, and does so at a rate that is 1.4x faster than standard wireless charging pads. It is able to charge a phone from 0-75% battery life in just 85 minutes, achieving a similar speed to USB charging.
A Preview Of Upcoming Smartphones
The S8 runs a high-end octa-core Exynos 8895 processor, and has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be upgraded using a micro-SD card. It has a beautiful 5.8 inch touchscreen display, considered one of the best on any smartphone so far. The S8 has a 12 mega-pixel camera on the back, and an 8 mega-pixel camera for selfies.
The LG G6 runs a Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, also upgradable using a micro-SD. An 18:9 ratio 5.7 inch quad-HD screen gives an unusual but stunning display. The G6 has two 13 megapixel cameras with wide-angle features, and a slick and stylish design. Its internal components are not quite as jazzy as the S8, but a lower price and attractive design make the LG phone a fair option.
Both smartphones are full of features, and as mentioned both are wireless charging enabled – a feature that the iPhone 8 may or may not share.
The Future Of Wireless Charging
The advent of faster wireless charging devices, and the inclusion of compatible technology in upcoming next generation smartphones, will increase the marketplace for wireless technology, and enhance smartphone user experience.
Wireless charging is more convenient than wired charging in nearly every way. When the same speed can be achieved, which it has been, then there really will be no reason not to go wireless.