The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are available around and look to be some of the best phones available. Offering lots of features like water resistance, micro-SD cards or all-day battery life. One of those features is called Fast Wireless Charging. Here we’ll be going over everything owners need to know about it.
On March 11th the new phones were released after being unveiled in February. Complete with a similar design as last years models with many of the same features as the Galaxy Note 5, and lots of additional improvements. Fast Wireless Charging is something many users love once they know how it works, and its benefits.
There are two different types of wireless charging. If you buy the wrong charging pad or your new car doesn’t support the right type, it won’t work with some devices. there’s Qi Wireless Charging vs the PMA Wireless Charging Standard. With the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, S6 Edge and now the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Samsung implemented both technologies.
Meaning either wireless charging type works with your phone. Taking the guesswork out of this convenient feature and any wireless charging device will charge the S7 and S7 Edge.
How it Works
Essentially users buy a pad and instead of plugging in a smartphone or tablet to charge it, all you need to do is drop it on the charging pad and it will automatically start charging. In a sense this is wireless, as you can grab it and go and not worry about wires, but the pad is plugged in via a typical micro-USB cable.
Drop it on the wireless charging pad and it recharges, pick it up and go and you have a full battery. Older Wireless charging pads had 10w output, and weren’t very fast, taking nearly 3-4 hours to recharge a phone. A regular wired charger (like the charger included in the S7) will completely charge your device to 100% in less than 90 minutes. Basically almost twice as fast. However, the Galaxy S7 features “Fast” Wireless Charging, which charges nearly the same speed as a wired connection, making it actually extremely useful.
Samsung Fast Wireless Charging
Fast Wireless Charging is a new option that will be coming to more charging pads and devices in the near future. It increased the speed by 1.4x and now Qi Wireless charging pads will output 15w of charging power, making it far more ideal.
Owners won’t have to choose between charging their smartphone quick with the wired charger that came in the box, or easy wireless charging at slow speeds. Fast Wireless charging will recharge the S7 lineup 50 minutes faster than older wireless charging methods. Here’s our quick hands-on video showing the Note 5 and the Fast Wireless Charger in action, along with the neat animation and on-screen effect Samsung’s added. This same charger and setup is identical on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
All you do is walk up and drop the Galaxy on its charger and that’s it. Fast Wireless charging kicks on and starts wirelessly charging the smartphone. Buyers will still get a faster charge using the included wall charger, but this is a nice addition that will make wireless charging actually useful, instead of just a convenience.