Press image shows reverse wireless charging feature on the Samsung Galaxy S10+

Press image shows reverse wireless charging feature on the Samsung Galaxy S10+
The other day, documentation from the FCC and the Bluetooth SIG revealed that Samsung's Gear IconX sequel is on the way. The Samsung Galaxy Buds, as the accessory appears to be named, will come with 8GB of native storage, up from the 4GB found on the Gear IconX, and will support Bluetooth 5.0. The Galaxy Buds also come in a carrying case that they can be recharged in.

Last month, we told you that a photo of a controller that will be used at Samsung demo booths showed an option that will allow consumers to learn more about a reverse wireless charging feature on the Galaxy S10 range. Previous rumors have already revealed that this new capability has a name, Powershare. Today, that feature was "confirmed" thanks to a press image published by WinFuture (translated).  The photo shows the Galaxy Buds case charging on the back of a Samsung Galaxy S10+.

While the reverse wireless charging feature does come in handy, keep in mind that the source of the power used to charge the Galaxy Buds case, or another phone that supports wireless charging, is the battery inside the Galaxy S10/S10+. In other words, you can use one of Sammy's new flagships to power up compatible devices, but it comes at the expense of the battery life remaining on your phone.

We might have to wait until the Samsung Unpacked event on February 20th to know whether the Samsung Galaxy Buds can be charged on other wireless charging pads. There is a possibility that the size of the case will not allow it to match up with the coils used on dedicated pads. Judging by the photo that is included with this article, the coils used on the Galaxy S10 series match up with the Galaxy Buds carrying case perfectly. If the wireless charging option is not practical, the Galaxy Buds carrying case should offer a port for USB charging.

The Samsung Galaxy Buds (SM-R170) will reportedly be available in black, white, and yellow, priced at 149 Euros. That works out to $169.52 USD at current exchange rates, although it does not necessarily mean that the ear buds will carry that price in the U.S. According to one tipster, in certain countries, those pre-ordering one of the new Galaxy S10 phones before March 7th, will receive a pair of Galaxy Ear Buds for free. The phones are expected to launch on March 8th.

Samsung Galaxy Buds can be charged using the reverse wireless charging feature found on the Galaxy S10 range

Samsung Galaxy Buds can be charged using the reverse wireless charging feature found on the Galaxy S10 range

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24 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 720; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Fabulous

2. hateftotti

Posts: 223; Member since: May 03, 2011

Perfect combination ! And Apple still struggles to produce its dual wireless charger :D

13. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2102; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

It's a triple charger. Airpods, iPhone, Apple Watch can be charged simultaneously.

23. hateftotti

Posts: 223; Member since: May 03, 2011

Right ! Missed one indeed

3. Tipus

Posts: 765; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

True innovation

8. Priyam009

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 23, 2018

Copied actually from Huawei!

14. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2102; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I agree. This is a cool feature, but the execution could be disappointing. This all depends if the amperage is closer to 2A to make this a worthy charging station. We'll see...

17. master-mkk

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

it is going to be 9w

4. alanrock

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

thx Huawei.

9. Carlitos

Posts: 628; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Glad they copied it, because Huaweis reasoning to use it was beyond wack. Samsung has actually giving it some practicality

10. alanrock

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

it is 9W vs 5W (Huawei)... practicality are the same.

16. Carlitos

Posts: 628; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I'm not referring to charging speed at all. I'm referring to it's actual use! Not charging a whole other phone with it lol

18. alanrock

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

actual use is the same only charging speed is different...you could charge accessories like wireless headphones box or phone if you like.

5. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

That white S10 looks amazing, getting one.

22. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree I want a white note 10 Samsung

6. Saioofi

Posts: 326; Member since: May 23, 2014

So just because it’s Samsung it’s innovative? Lol if it was Apple you’d all mock it on how Huawei came up with reverse wireless charging first or how gimmicky it is.

21. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Nope you have that wrong, thats apple ifans that say apple is innovative when they copy. I am happy they all at some point copy each other, better for us.

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1789; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Give me with the wireless charging ear buds!

11. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2102; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Cool innovation, but enjoy the less than 1A charging power.

19. Macready

Posts: 1793; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Should be fine with tiny batteries found in these earbuds and their cases. The case should take 20 to 40 mins for a full charge if it's around 1A. Meaning, for every hour of play time, a few minutes will suffice.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So now we know what to expect from the iconix 2019. Hopefully Samsung borrows a page from Apple’s book, and has them attach with magnets in the case.

15. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2102; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I can see Apple going with wireless Bluetooth charging over conductive charging.

20. Macready

Posts: 1793; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Unlikely because of much lower efficiency, which is more of an issue if the charger is a mobile device like a phone, which in itself is limited in capacity. And you mean inductive, not conductive (physical metal connection, thus not wireless).

24. tripod29000

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 07, 2019

My concern is will this work with a phone case . With how much a phone go for mine has a high quality case 24/7

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