Samsung's Power Sharing cable lets you charge other devices from your Galaxy phone or tablet

Samsung's Power Sharing cable lets you charge other devices from your Galaxy phone or tablet
Samsung today announced the availability of its Power Sharing cable (model number EP-SG900), a new accessory that allows you to transfer battery power from a Galaxy phone or tablet to another device.

At the moment, Samsung says that you can share power from the following products: Galaxy S5, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Avant, Galaxy Tab S 10.5, and Tab S 8.4. As for the gadgets that can be charged with the new cable, these include any device with the ability to charge via microUSB (a phone, tablet, smartwatch, and so on). It looks like the devices that receive power don’t have to be Samsung-branded.

To use the new cable, you first need to download the Samsung Power Sharing app from Google Play Store or Samsung Apps. The application lets you easily control the amount of power that you want to transfer.

The Samsung Power Sharing cable seems to be available only in the US for now, costing $19.99 - you can buy it via the first source link below. What do you think, do you find a cable like this useful?


sources: Samsung, Samsung Mobile Press, Google Play

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52 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Watch out for Apple copying it, marketing it, then patent the crap out of it, and finally give a fancy name. And Apple fans will rejoice and call it innovation!

4. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I really don't think you should be talking about copying if you're a Samsung fan.

9. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

yeah! because Apple never copies anything they are the innovators right?

16. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

No, Apple would never do that!

17. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Never said they don't as everyone does but Samsung seems to be more obvious about it.

22. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I was trying to be funny :P we all know everyone does it, but it just depends who get caught first teehee

44. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Very well said +1 You should post more on here.

39. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Iphones suffer from their own battery life, do you think they will be able to share some if its battery juices to other devices? lol - all my friends at work who own iphones have huge battery cases just to go through the whole day... pathetic...

32. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

If someone doesn't like Samsung it means that he's Apple fanboy? Yeah, pure logic.

43. iushnt

Posts: 3138; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Or in reality its opposition bucky..

5. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

fyi that's a sony feature from the time they inrtoduced the tablet z samsung can't claim to be the first to offer it. sammy fans can't be that braggy for this copied feature.

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

And there was Huawei before that and so on... don't think any of them claimed being first and who cares anyway, the more features for each phone the better. It does make sense however if your device have enough juice to have enough left when the other device had enough. This is where the 4000mAh Ascend Mate comes handy. You don't need a special cable or app either, just plug in a 2 x microUSB and it works.

10. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Are you sure that the Tablet Z has the same power sharing features?

13. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

18. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Tablet Z has had this feature long ago but they never advertise it, no wonder they keep going down. Btw thanks for the info.

26. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

S3 & Note 2 with this feature released before the Zs.

31. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Maybe you can show us some article to support your statement as he did.

24. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I never claimed Samsung invented it, I am just saying that Apple will steal it and make it look like they invented the wheel. Check their iOS 8 keynote and you ll get my point. Samsung copies, everyone does, but Apple reached a whole new level when they started acting like they are the ones behind all the features introduced in iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus.

41. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

42. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I van do it from my Note 2 with an OTG cable. Not a new feature

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Besides the iPad, none of their devices should think about sharing power

12. x_maly_x

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

Apple copying it? What Slamdong did? This function was Nokia N8 years ago...

15. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Samsung wants to be "everything Samsung is expensive". Cooying apple even on that sense.

30. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

So what you're saying similar to everybody is copying Samsung making phaplets. How about the gimmicky heart rate sensor on the iwatch?

29. Iodine

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Ironically, this is exactly what samsung's business model is all about.

34. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

iShare-cable

2. diehardnokian

Posts: 148; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

ha ha..! but seriously finally something nifty from sammy:D

3. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

I am eagerly waiting for my Note 4. But only I have to wait.

7. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

first introduced by sony (before samsung) on the xperia tablet z

25. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Samsung had this feature on the S3 and Note 2 before the Zs.

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