The Samsung Galaxy S6's round wireless charging pad paid the FCC a visit

The Samsung Galaxy S6's round wireless charging pad paid the FCC a visit
Documentation detailing the Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge's wireless charger appeared on the FCC's website. The item has the model number EP-PG920I, which belongs in a list of related accessories that leaked on the Internet about two months ago. The inductive charging pad has a round form, and is to be produced in Vietnam. It has an input of 5V, with peak consumption reaching up to 2A - although not all of the current is transferred to the smartphone, of course. No technology is perfect, and neither is the Qi charging standard.

The charger was tested with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, so we don't get to see whether the upcoming flagship charges faster than normal. There isn't much else to be seen here, but it's good to know that the Samsung will make a bold attempt to bring wireless charging to the masses by including it in the Galaxy S6 by default. Previously, Samsung stuck to selling wireless charging covers for the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4.


source: FCC via GalaxyClub.nl (thanks for the tip!)

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18 Comments

1. Biernot unregistered

"Innovation"

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

Actually a 5V, 2A wireless charger is innovation.

4. Biernot unregistered

not for me

5. M4th3u54ndr4d3

Posts: 67; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Wow! 5V and 2A! Powerfull and economic!

7. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

so is it actually as good as wired charger?

10. TyrionLannister unregistered

As good as a very good wired charger. iPhones and most phones still ship with a 1A charger/

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Depends which wired charger This one is 5V and 2A, which is 10W So for comparison 10W (5V*2A) = This one 5W (5V*1A) = iPhone charger 10W (5V*2A) = iPad charger 6W (5V*1.2A) = Nexus 5 charger (average for an Android without Quick charge) 10W (5V*2A) = Quick Charge 1.0 15W (5V*3A) = Quick Charge 2.0 (I think mainly for phones) 27W (9V*3A) = Quick Charge 2.0 (I think tablets only) 36W (12V*3A) = Quick Charge 2.0 (I think tablets only) I wouldn't call it innovation since 10W Qi chargers aren't new But its not bad at all, its as fast as iPad & Quick Charge 1.0 chargers Only Quick Charge 2.0 is faster

15. Dmitry

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

Higher voltage/amperage of wireless charger will contact heat issues for battery and semiconductors.

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, the same happens with wired chargers That's why phones and tablets use different chargers

17. aslucher

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

You're forgetting not all the power transfers to the device, some is lost. The Qi Standard isn't perfect. They even mentioned it in the article.

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Same with wired charging There is always energy lost as heat But you are right in that there is more energy is lost in wireless charging, since wireless charging does create more heat than wired charging So yea, your right, a 10W wireless charger would charge slower than a 10W wired, my bad on that part

14. Z3R091 unregistered

Been thinking people will be hogging to charging pad rather freedom with wired charger. Not all people can leave their phone while charge, unless they sleep.

12. Dmitry

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

QI wireless pad inputs are DC 5V/ 500-2100mA. I have one Koolpad brand, it not innovation. S6 will combine different wireless standards. There is innovation.

3. verybeo

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

oh yeah, made in vietnam

6. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 431; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

It's great for us, right?

8. cncrim

Posts: 1585; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Us carrier more likely will make us buy it instead nice enough and just come out of the box.

9. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I'm pretty sure this would drive up the price of the actually phone. Then people would complain about the price.

11. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

i doubt i'll be getting one

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