LG outs Quick, the most powerful wireless charging pad that's as fast as a wire

LG outs Quick, the most powerful wireless charging pad that's as fast as a wire
LG just one-upped Samsung when it comes to extremely fast wireless charging, at least in terms of speed, if not wide availability of the technology on its own phones. While Samsung ships high-end phones like the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge with wireless charging abilities that defy everything that's been done so far in the mainstream, LG issued the Quick Wireless Charging Pad that can juice up as fast as a wired connection.

Samsung bragged during the S7 and S7 edge announcement  that charging those up takes only an hour and a half with the provided cable and power brick, while charging them wirelessly takes two hours. Indeed, those two are at the top of our own charging speed tests, and two-hour wireless charging was something unheard of, too.

Enter LG's Quick creation, which provides no less than 15W of power for your enabled gadgets. For comparison, most wireless chargers nowadays give 5W. LG claims that its pad can pump your devices full of electrons good for a 50% top-up in 30 minutes, which is as fast as quick-charging the average phone battery with a 2A or higher power brick output. In addition, the Quick Wireless Charging Pad has built-in thermal safety switch, so if your phone starts heating up during charging, it will shut off.

Cue the Note 7 jokes here, but LG has outed a pad that is in a league of its own when it comes to power output, so these precautions would be par for the course for any phone. The round gear is compatible with most handsets that offer wireless charging, and will be available in North America, Europe, and Australia in the next week or two, for a price yet unknown.

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10 Comments

1. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Good job LG. But we need ranged wireless charging.

2. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Very nice LG, finally a good reason to buy a wireless charger, My Samsung S6 needs charging 3 times a day.

3. tyger11

Posts: 297; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Except the LG V20 doesn't DO wireless charging? What LG phones does this work with?

9. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

The LG G4, V10, G5, and V20. I think there's more, but I don't remember the names.

4. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

They should have released it with the V20. Dont LG managnet think or have any sense???

5. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

That's LG for you.

7. Furbal unregistered

It'll probably come as a replaceable back cover like the g4 and v10 did

6. iliketech

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

to get wireless charging on any of their (LG's) new phones you have to add a special back plate that activates/enables the wireless charging. you can buy a add-on piece that adheres to the LG back cover of the phone. and you can get a Qi Wireless Wireless Charging Quick Cover for LG V10 from Amazon. The Samsung phones s6 s7 Note 5 + 7 come with Qi wireless charging installed on phone... Maybe the V20 will have it out of the gate... we can only hope... Might be perfect timing of the LG V20...

8. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

LG presenter: Now allow us to demonstrate on our phones. assistant: Uhh...they don't do wireless charging.. we've got sammy phones around tho. Lg presenter: DOH!!!

10. bassembm

Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

true innovation thanks LG

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