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What is Wireless Powershare? The Samsung charging tech explained

Wireless Powershare is a charging feature that first launched alongside the Galaxy S10 in 2019 and has since made an appearance on many of Samsung’s flagship smartphones since.

But, what exactly is Wireless Powershare? And, where can you find it?

What is Wireless Powershare?

This is the name given to Samsung’s reverse-charging tech that debuted with the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e in 2019.

Essentially, it’s a way to turn your S10 series device into a Qi charging pad, using your phone’s battery to charge others wirelessly.

We’re still a little in the dark about exactly how fast it’ll charge other phones and accessories, but we’d assume it’ll be slower than using a traditional Qi charging pad. This feature is far more useful for those situations when you’re with a mate, their phone dies and you’re able to quickly give them a top-up.

Samsung isn’t the first brand to utilise a feature like this as Huawei has something almost exactly the same on its Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Like with Wireless Powershare, this lets you juice up other phones just by bringing them into contact with the Mate 20 Pro’s back.

What can it charge?

Wireless Powershare will let you share your smartphone’s charge with any other Qi-enabled phone or accessory. Got an iPhone 12 or a Pixel 5? Either of those will work here.

While the idea of charging your phone like this is cool, it’ll likely take a serious amount of time due to the slow speeds. Instead it’ll be a lot more useful to charge other Qi tech; the latest Galaxy Buds for example.

Quickly popping your Galaxy Buds onto the back of your phone seems like an ideal way to reduce the amount of chargers you have carry around with you.

Will it come to other phones?

Currently, Wireless Powershare is available on the following phones:

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