One of the unique features of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro handset is its ability to reverse wireless charge. This means that the phone itself can act as a wireless charger where it will be able to wirelessly charge another device, such as another smartphone, as long as that device supports wireless charging as well.
Recent rumors have suggested that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 could also come with a similar feature, and a sighting at the FCC seems to confirm that. According to the FCC filing, it reads, “The test can be configured to receive or transmit an AC power signal through magnetic induction (MI) or magnetic resonance (MR). The operating frequency range is 110 –148kHz and can produce a maximum power of 9W.”
This seems to all but confirm that the Galaxy S10 will indeed sport a similar feature, and a max output of 9W also hints that the Galaxy S10 could offer faster wireless charging compared to the Mate 20 Pro. However given that we use our smartphones throughout the day, we’re not sure how much battery there would be left in the middle or at the end of the day for reverse wireless charging to be truly useful, but we suppose your mileage may vary.
The Galaxy S10 will be officially unveiled at the Unpacked event Samsung has scheduled for the 20th of February, so check back with us in a couple of weeks for the details.
- 551 PPI
- f/1.5 Aperture
- Wireless Charging
- Snapdragon 855