World's first phones with fast wireless charging, Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+, get fully juiced in 2 hours


Samsung's latest, the Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+ are finally here! Apart from wooing us with some pretty exciting hardware specs, the new Samsung entrants also boast the same design that can be found on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, but that's certainly not everything interesting surrounding the two new handsets.

These two will also feature fast wireless charging, a technology that is claimed by Samsung as being a pioneering one. Essentially, it pairs the traits of Samsung's Fast Charging with the wireless charging tech, allowing you to power up the Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+ without having to deal with cables and whatnot.

In order to benefit from this feature, you'll need a couple of things - a Galaxy Note5 or an S6 edge+ (duh!) and a separately-sold charging pad that heralds the new technology. It seems that the Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+, which come with 3,000mAh batteries at the back, will take 120 minutes to get fully charged in a wireless fashion. 

Pricing for the fast wireless charging pad has not been announced yet. As soon as we know more, you will too.



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18 Comments

1. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

Probably the best thing announced by Samsung today

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

So does the Galaxy S6. They just didn't tell it then.

6. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Not really. In S6 (2600 mAh) it takes little mroe than 3 hrs through wireless charging.

10. TyrionLannister unregistered

It depends on the wireless charger. If you use the samsung official one, it will charge in 2 hours. If you use a cheap 3rd party 1 Amp charger, you shouldn't complain. I myself have seen the Galaxy S6 go from 1% to 100% in about 120 minutes on the wireless charger. So there.

11. PersianHobo

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

uh no? All it takes is reading the box of the official samsung charger. It takes about 4 hours. Stop spreading nonsense. The current wireless charger is slow as s**t. Anyone can go ahead and look it up on their website as well

13. TyrionLannister unregistered

I have seen with my own eyes. Even my cheap 4$ wireless charger charges it under 3 hours and it's only 5W. The samsung wireless charger is 10W. Use some math. If you can prove it, go ahead. But I've seen it with my own eyes.

18. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

It actually takes exactly 3 hours to charge with the old wireless charger (also per tests from Anandtech). With the new one that should take an hour less.

9. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

So the S6 is compatible with and benefits from the new (faster) wireless charger? Good to know.

12. PersianHobo

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

nope. Not with the current wireless charger samsung has at least.

3. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

It's useless. U can only use this feature at home unless u carry the wireless charger everywhere u go and u can't use ur phone while charging... so really it's only useful for bed time charging and even that isn't a good thing to do as it's unsafe while ur sleeping. All gimmicks if u ask me...

5. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Obviously no one did ask you so stfu. Gimmick? lol Useless? lol Unsafe? lol

14. Shocky unregistered

I think I lost a few brain cells reading your post.

4. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Galaxy s5 charge faster than both galaxy s6 and note 5

7. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

This topic is about wireless charging. And S6 charges faster wit stock charger than S5. Still I need bigger battery :(

8. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Wrong. Don't post shyt when you don't know what you're talking about. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Zero-to-hero-5-high-end-Android-smartphones-with-quick-charging-batteries_id72227 Since you obviously don't do much reading. S5 0-100 a little over 2 hours S6 0-100 76 minutes.

15. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Excuse me but this is not wireless charging. Pad is wired which makes this type of charging inferior to ol school charging, because the pad is bigger and clumsier. Actually, this is a 'feature' on par with removal of physical camera buttons - plain dumb.

16. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Cool. I may get it for my note 4.

17. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Placing your phone on a slab is not real wireless charging, i refuse to use any current wireless charging because just like with a normal charger you still having to find the charger then place it on it... wireless charging should be though wifi/bluetooth, the moment you walk into your house, office, etc your phone charges over the air...that's real wireless charging. This isn't impressive.

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