Samsung Galaxy 10 has been in the news a lot lately, with a number of details popping up about the device now and then. Just a couple of weeks ago, a prototype of the Samsung Galaxy S10 was spotted in the wild, with an Infinity-O display. Today, an independent source claimed that the S10 will be featuring the reverse wireless charging feature.
As Sammobile reports, “the feature is called Powershare, as mentioned in the Gizmodo report. Powershare does suggest that it’s a reverse wireless charging feature, though. Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro was recently announced with this feature, and while wireless charging itself is considered a gimmick by many, it looks like smartphone manufacturers are now looking at making reverse wireless charging a thing.”
Wireless and Reverse Wireless Charging – A Need or a Gimmick?
Wireless charging has been out for quite a while, but there’s still a question mark over its actual use and efficiency. Many users prefer charging directly, and wireless charging is something which targets a pretty niche crowd. While we were pondering over wireless charging’s worth, Huawei Mate 20 Pro released the reverse wireless charging feature. As the name sounds, it basically allowed users to charge another device with their phone.
Wireless charging is itself really slow and reversing it means lowering the efficiency even further. Like in the case of Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the reverse charging feature was extremely slow and almost unusable. Samsung might make it more efficient, but how many users need it is the real question. First, not many users own multiple devices (including smartwatches). On top of that, the device should support wireless charging as well. The slow charging would make things even worse. So, the proper implementation and efficiency of this feature are what Samsung should focus on.
Powershare will be available on all S10 devices as per reports. And given that Samsung is incorporating reverse wireless charging, it is very likely that we will be a seeing a bigger battery under the hood.