With the Samsung Galaxy S7 featuring fast wireless charging, it makes sense that the upcoming Galaxy S8 as well, doesn’t it? The good news is that it does not appear to have changed because a tweet by Roland Quandt has “confirmed” that fast wireless charging will be making a return in the Galaxy S8.
According to Quandt’s tweet, which is apparently information translated from a retailer, the Galaxy S8 will feature faster wireless charging with a new Qi base. There is a model number too for the charger in the form of EP-PG950 where it will manage to output 15W of power, or 10W of “standard charge”.
Samsung Galaxy S8: faster wirless charging with new Qi base EP-PG950 – 15W (9V /1.67A – charge wireless), 10W (5V / 2A – standard charge)
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) February 23, 2017
Quandt is unsure what “standard charge” means as this was translated from the retailer, so there’s a good chance that maybe something got lost in the translation. Either way we guess this shouldn’t come as a surprise as wireless charging is starting to become an ubiquitous feature in smartphones these days.
Even Apple is rumored to feature wireless charging in its upcoming iPhone 8 this year, although there are some who believe it could be “true” wireless charging where there is no need for a wireless charging mat, but regardless you should take all of this information with a grain of salt for now until we can get the official details.