Samsung survey shows that reverse wireless charging is the new sex

Samsung survey shows that reverse wireless charging is the new sex
Samsung's version of reverse wireless charging is known as wireless PowerShare, and it is found on the Galaxy S10 line. It also will no doubt be available on the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 series. First included with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, this feature allows you to use the back of a Galaxy S10 handset as a wireless charging pad. Want to quickly charge up your Galaxy Buds? Place the phone on a table screen side down and put the accessory's charging case on the back of the handset. This will also work with compatible phones and smartwatches, too. Just keep in mind that the host phone will be using its battery to power up the device lying on its back panel.

And that brings us to an interesting study conducted by Samsung Germany that proves how addicted people are to their phones. Of the 6,500 Europeans that participated in the survey, 35% said that they would rather have a fully charged battery on their phone rather than receive some cash. While only 14% of respondents said that they are willing to share their precious battery life with a stranger, 39% would share battery life with a colleague from the office, 62% would share with a friend or partner and 72% would give up some of their phone's juice to a family member.

72% won't share their phone's battery on the first date


Samsung says that people who share their battery life are sharing a gift and an intimate part of themselves. The company even calls it a "win-win" noting that 62% are willing to buy a cup of coffee for a stranger in exchange for some energy and 7% said that they would agree to go out on a date with someone if they shared some of their battery life with them.


Wireless reverse charging might be the new sex. 72% of the respondents won't share their battery life on the first date with most holding out until the third date. That is why you might overhear someone at a bar say, "Share my Galaxy S10 battery life with you? I'm not that kind of girl." And 21% of the Europeans said that receiving some juice from a date's phone is the most appreciated gesture when they go out. This study indicates that the human race might die out sooner than we think.


If you're in Europe and your phone is about to die, stay away from those belonging to Generation Z and millennials. Those 18 to 34 are less likely (21%) to use wireless PowerShare to help you out. Instead, head for someone who looks 55 or older. They are more willing (36%) to give you some energy from their handset. And if someone tells you that they don't have enough battery life remaining on their phone to share, don't believe them. One-third (33%) of those taking part in Samsung's survey said that they would lie about this so that they could turn down your request for battery life to keep your phone alive.

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24 Comments

1. Mike88

Posts: 435; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

How insane some people can be,, the ones who decided to conduct such a stupid survey

2. BuffaloSouce unregistered

The ones who also participated in that survey to

3. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2450; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Marketing departments come up with weird surveys all the time. It’s how they end up making commercials and ads based on what consumers said. Just be prepared for some commercial that touts the intimacy of wireless charging.

5. Mike88

Posts: 435; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

Maybe they think people will start buying S10 in hope of getting a sex partner by sharing some battery saying, see our phone are on each other, so we should also be..? Do they really think some desperate can fall for it?

6. Vancetastic

Posts: 1576; Member since: May 17, 2017

I’m guessing that you skip the partner and just lay on your iPhone.

9. lyndon420

Posts: 6824; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Well...there were some iphone users on here that would say - 'My body is ready' - when ever a new iDevice was announced, so you could very well be right lol.

13. Vancetastic

Posts: 1576; Member since: May 17, 2017

I don’t get it...it’s a tool, and entertainment device sometimes...but then, I have a job and some hobbies.

18. Mike88

Posts: 435; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

You must be living a very sad pathetic life for making that comment

20. Vancetastic

Posts: 1576; Member since: May 17, 2017

You must have been born without a sense of humor.

4. miketer

Posts: 527; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

'new sex' - such titles not needed.

11. lyndon420

Posts: 6824; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Alan changed it for some reason. The title was completely different when he first published this article. Why the need to twist it around into something sexual...maybe Alan would like to answer that?? Maybe they get paid according to how many comments are generated?

7. Vancetastic

Posts: 1576; Member since: May 17, 2017

The end of humanity rapidly approaches....

8. lyndon420

Posts: 6824; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

@Alan - why did you change the title to this? When you first posted this the title was something like '34% of people wouldn't want cash to share their battery power'...

10. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

It would be better for Samsung to fix battery draining issues first. Lot of complaints about how bad their galaxies were, especially the exynos.

12. lyndon420

Posts: 6824; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I'm looking forward to the new solid state battery tech that Samsung has been working on for the last few years.

15. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1438; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

I've read a lot of complaints about one of the recent iOS updates leading to ridiculous battery drain issues, with people saying the battery can go down by 20% in 5 minutes time during use, others saying that in 3 hours time without even touching their phone the battery goes down 70%. Care to comment? And this comes from Apple's own support forum.

14. Vogue1985

Posts: 480; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

The new sex? I hope these people are using Protection

21. Vancetastic

Posts: 1576; Member since: May 17, 2017

Always keep your phone in a case....

16. Sam1ne

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 07, 2019

That was actually a fun read. Thanks

17. Elvis358

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Noughty!

19. KENNE

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Sorry. but I will stick with the old Sex

22. ZacW94

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 26, 2019

The reason that the 55 or older are more likely to share is because they don't realize they have The Power. Then you show them something new and they they may get a kick out of some new fangled technology. But as a Millennial myself, I would be happy to share my battery with someone. If they but me a coffee, that'd be cool. But I'll do it regardless.

23. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

As a millennial, I would share my battery if someone else's phone was about to die as long as I would be left with a large enough charge to make it somewhere I can charge my own device.

24. ZacW94

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 26, 2019

I also sometimes often carry an external battery pack, so I could definitely charge my phone multiple times. I wonder if you can charge your phone while wirelessly charging someone else's phone.

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