Samsung Galaxy S10: Smartphone technology has progressed far from wired charging too fast charging and wireless charging. And now the new Samsung Galaxy S10 models to be unveiled in February next will be equipped with the reverse wireless charging technology. This means you can use your phone to charge other devices.
Powershare – Very Advanced Technology
Powershare is the name given by Samsung to this reverse charging technology. Not much information is available in the public domain on how precisely this would work. What appears certain is that all the three proposed variants, the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus and Galaxy S10 Lite will be equipped with the Powershare feature allowing for wireless charging and even enable reverse charging. Things to be understood are if the reverse charging can work with all other phones or only from Samsung devices. Again, what connectivity will be resorted to while doing this charging is not clear.
Huawei’s Trial with Reverse Charging Not So Impressive
The only reference point one has on reverse wireless charging is the one on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. But critics have so far said while the reverse charging functionality works on this Huawei phone, the process itself is much slower than you would have expected. Experts are yet to figure out the science behind the technology except to make a guess that it is based on some conventional electromagnetics.
But to be fair to Huawei, such technologies can only work best if the device transmitting the charge, that is the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and the one receiving it have some kind of compatibility. This can be in the form of same voltage rating or equivalent mAh rating.
One does not know how Samsung will structure the Powershare technology on its Galaxy devices and the capabilities it will be endowed with. But some of these developments indicate that the Samsung Galaxy S10 phones, including the lower end S10 Lite will sport some powerful batteries. One cannot rule out the possibility of the lowest rating of batteries in the variants being 3500 mAh or above.
Some people attribute the reason behind Samsung going for this innovative feature to the announcement by Apple to go in for wireless charging. But that is neither here nor there.