New ad for Samsung Galaxy S6 focuses on wireless charging

New ad for Samsung Galaxy S6 focuses on wireless charging
Samsung's latest television commercial for the Samsung Galaxy S6 is all about the wireless charging. Well, that is unless you're a fan of British singer Rita Ora, who saunters into the commercial carrying her brand new Galaxy S6. Obviously concerned by the dwindling amount of battery life on her spanking new handset, she plops it onto the wireless charging pad.

The small print at the bottom of the ad tells us that the average time to recharge from 0% to 100% wirelessly is 180 minutes, or 3 hours. Ora must have spent a few hours at the studio because the ad shows the battery progressively filling up with energy until it reaches 100% at the end of the ad.

Unlike the last two commercials, both of which were 60 seconds in length, this is a short 30 second spot. Still, you will probably see this ad while watching your favotire prime time shows like Big Bang Theory and Hell's Kitchen, not to mention Shark Tank. Check it out by clicking on the video below.

source: SamsungMobile

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Wow, that commercial was so epicly retarded. Nice charging speed xD. Except wireless charges are slow as hell, but at least they won't kill your battery. I'd charge my phone through them and avoid fast charging at all cost to preserve my battery's longevity.

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Actually, wireless charging is almost certainly more harmful to your battery than fast charging, due to the high amount of heat that it creates...

28. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Shhhh. Your harshing his hate.

38. engineer-1701d unregistered

What heat are you taking about little to no different heat from running lots of apps and high demand game

41. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

It doesn't matter, heat is heat. Heat is very bad for batteries. The number one killer. Wireless charging is almost as bad as rapid charging. John B.

14. Commandant

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

wrong wireless charging shortens the battery life

25. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Even with the wireless charger, it charges faster than say, an iPhone 6 and the majority of other phones out there (about 1h 45 mins).

37. engineer-1701d unregistered

My s6 takes about 40-50 min to get to 60% rapid charger gets me 100% in just under 1 hour

2. QWERTYslider unregistered

Wireless charging is a gimmick. What's the REAL advantage ??? A removable battery is a REAL advantage that allows you to hot swap, never be without a full battery, never have to plug your phone in, and allows you to "self refurbish" your phone and battery. Much better than being stuck to a wall outlet until your phone is charged or spending $650+ for a new phone because you can't simply swap out a new battery for $10. The fact that most people are such stupid sheep that refuse to think for themselves makes me sick.

15. TerryTerius unregistered

The fact that you're assuming that everyone who doesn't care about having a removable battery hasn't considered the benefits and decided they didn't care is in and of itself hypocritical according to your own logic. To arrogantly presume that your position is the only correct one and everyone else that doesn't agree with you is an idiot.. Shows that you didn't (or won't) take into consideration that people may think differently than you, and arrive at different conclusions.

43. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

just ignore him man, he is trolling every samsung article with that battery and microsd card thing, he already got 28 posts and all of them filled with same BS.. relax keyboard guy, if you dont like it, dont buy it ! i hope that LG G4 also comes with no microsd card and removable battery(which already exists in non US version of g2 and g3, whats even worse is that they are made of plastic, non removable PLASTIC cover !!) just to see what you'll say

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Is wireless charging gimmicky because you can't use it, or is it just useless. First off swappable batteries has never been a benefit for me personally. Even though every phone I have ever owned had a removable battery, I never had a need to remove it. I've never had a phone die on me in a single day...EVER!!! With cases that have extended batteries, the fact you can buy external chargers so if you need mor epower on the go you can charge up and other options, removable batteries are utterly useless. The fact the S6 has the ability to charge the battery 25% in just 10 mins, 50% in just 30 mins and 100% in about 90mins, I see no need for anything beyond a wall charger. Wireless charging has benefits. For one there is less of a chance of you messing up the charging port day or night, especially old people who try to shove the cable in the wrong way. No cable to lose, or look for when needed, its like having a personal charging station. It looks like a nice table ornament too and you can have them in places you wouldn't want an ugly wall charger. Its a convenience at best. Lots of things you buy may have features you don't use, does that mean you shouldn't have them? After all look at cars. Do you use every single feature in you car? I mean I surely don't. Also for the cost, I'd say its nice to have vs paying for an expensive phone that has no capabilities whatsoever as the alternative. You're just negative. All smartphones have gimmicky features. Just some like the Galaxy S has some that are actually worth putting to use. Wireless charging is useful for many. Ay an airport, knowing I can charge my device without carry or pulling out a wall charger is nice. Apple users wish they had it this good and ypou're complaining. Why don't you go get an iPhone and don't worry about having any features whatsoever!

42. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Wireless charging is one of the worst enemies of the common Li/Po battery in which today's smartphones are powered with. In the case of wirless charging, it is recommended as a supplemental choice. This means you should not use it as a primary source for charging. Use the usb charger that comes with the phone. If it doesn't come with one, you better purchase one ASAP. John B.

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Also, the longest I have ever kept a single model of a phone is at most 2 years. I have never had a phone that didn't have a removable battery die on me. If they do, that doesn't mean you have to BUY a new phone. The carrier will replace your phone while you are under contract. If you buy a phone cash, then a smart person would get an extended warranty, so yet again if it does die permanently, you can get it replaced. You simply sound like a bitter old man. How old are you? 85? Gee dude. Buy an extra charging station to charge up an extra battery is dumb and cost more too. Most people buy a new device within 5 years I am sure. I have yet to have a phone die in less than 5 years ever!

39. Mrmark

Posts: 401; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

When cameras appeared on phones they thought that was a gimmick. Everything takes time to improve on performance.

3. FluffyBled unregistered

She's in fact Rita Ora (not Oro)!

9. Tanujtiwari

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Lol Rita oro! Epic fail !

11. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Let's face it. Outside the UK no one knows her. She's not that popular globally. Kim karadiash's humongous ass is 100000times more popular than rita.

21. Tanujtiwari

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Which is why Sammy boy chose her? You probably haven't heard black widow, baby

36. FluffyBled unregistered

If you're from the UK ... you cannot really know if someone outside of the UK knows her (I am from Kosovo and I do know her). In the other case ... if you live outside of the UK you must be living under a rock! But again this is an article about the Galaxy S6! P.S.: She is from Kosovo too!

24. Alan01

Posts: 628; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

True. Well, when you have your head in phones, tablets and smartwatches all day, you tend to miss some of the newer artists. Still, no excuse...correction made. Thanks. At least I spelled the Samsung Galaxy S6 right, and that is the star of the ad! Again, thanks for the heads up! Regards, Alan F.

34. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL......and why are you complaining when your head is in phones, tablets and smartwatches ?! j/k

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

Wireless charging is a gimmick. I own an s6 and won't use it even if given the charging pad for free.

7. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Didn't you get a charging pad for free if you pre-ordered the phone? I think it's a good way to preserve battery's longevity. If time isn't a factor I'd charge my phone wirelessly. Fast charging probably kills your battery faster in the long run and since you don't have removal back, you can't buy a new battery and change it yourself.

22. TyrionLannister unregistered

The free charging pad is a US only offer. Here in my country I got a one time screen replacement and a 45$ cashback with some other benefits for pre-order.

26. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Not only US ;)

27. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

So what you're saying if Apple patent and makes wireless charger for itself it's not a gimmick. Apple make a Smart watch with NFC MOBILE PAYMENTS and it's not a gimmick. Must be something wrong with people these days. Wireless charging is a unique feature if you're port is broken wireless is the way to go

5. Sauce5 unregistered

It will stay a gimmick up until there is actual "true" wireless charging, ya know, something with range that charges an object more than 1millimeter away.

8. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Wouldn't that be dangerous for your health just as any electromagnetic field is?

29. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't think you're quite understanding the word wireless.

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