Do you think reverse wireless charging is a gimmick?
by Preslav Kateliev / Feb 12, 2019, 9:09 AM
Yeah, in case you missed it, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro actually supports reverse wireless charging, which means it can give off some of its precious battery in order to help a fallen comrade. All you need to do is activate it in settings and put the two phones against each other.
Now, all sorts of leaks and reports are saying that the Galaxy S10 series will support this feature, too. One major difference — this time, it may actually be useful.
What do we mean?
Well, wireless charging is a super-ineffective way to top up a phone. It's simply not efficient as a lot of the energy gets dissipated in the form of heat and not actual charge. So, if you were thinking you can use your Mate 20 Pro as a power bank, you are in for a rude awakening (and a dead phone).
However, Galaxy S10 leaks show that it'll be able to charge the upcoming successor of the Gear IconX wireless headphones. The reason this is actually cool is that headphones (and their charging cases) have much smaller batteries, so you'd actually have a chance of getting a usable charge without forcing your Galaxy S10 to go to bed early. Or at least so we think.
How excited are you about the Galaxy S10's reported reverse charge feature?
Excited about the Galaxy S10's reverse charge?
For sure! Sounds epic!
Sounds like a gimmick...
Posts: 1100; Member since: Jan 22, 2014
For me sure it is a gimmick. Together with front selfie camera.
posted on Feb 12, 2019, 9:21 AM 2
Posts: 6584; Member since: Mar 16, 2013
I remember when 3D touch was pushed as the second coming. Look where it is now. At the end of the day people will either gravitate towards it, or not. The public can see through gimmicky features. They decide whether something is gimmicky or not.
posted on Feb 12, 2019, 9:44 AM 3
Posts: 368; Member since: Oct 01, 2014
5000mah battery and reverse charging makes sense to me. also reverse charge should be fast enough then.
posted on Feb 12, 2019, 9:21 AM 9
Posts: 3649; Member since: Nov 01, 2016
For small device emergency charges like ear buds, watch etc, it makes sense. For charging another phone, naw. Ain't happening. Hug a wall.
posted on Feb 12, 2019, 9:24 AM 18
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Where's the "It's a gimmick unless Apple does it" option?
posted on Feb 12, 2019, 9:28 AM 30
Posts: 924; Member since: Aug 17, 2014
Don't you mean the 'it's a gimmick unless it's on an Android phone' option?
posted on Feb 12, 2019, 10:04 AM 0
Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 06, 2017
If the charging speed is good then it'll be useful otherwise it'll end up as a gimmick like in Mate 20 Pro.
posted on Feb 12, 2019, 10:14 AM 1
Posts: 30481; Member since: Feb 05, 2011
No, and it can be quite useful. It needs to work faster, and more efficient though.
posted on Feb 12, 2019, 10:15 AM 3
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I'm indifferent about it at the moment. however, my mind would quickly change if I was ever the one receiving a wireless charge from a friend when I was in need. Is it possible that a gimmick could can be useful too?
posted on Feb 12, 2019, 11:17 AM 1
Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 03, 2015
I would rather have the option than not have it.
posted on Feb 12, 2019, 11:19 AM 6
Posts: 256; Member since: Feb 13, 2012
Only if your Samsung Icon's can be charged wirelessly like the pic suggests then yes it would be cool for that otherwise a waste. If your Galaxy watch could also charge off of it that would also be cool.
posted on Feb 12, 2019, 3:29 PM 0
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