The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus took further the wireless charging trend brought up by its predecessor. Nevertheless, those who are on their first experience with a Samsung device that should charge wirelessly, are asking us all kinds of questions on this topic.
In today’s article, you’re going to find an introductory guide with everything you need to know about the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus wireless charging. From how it works to what you need to do, it’s all in here, so read on:
Charging a smartphone without using a charging cable is more common than you’d think. There are actually two types of wireless charging pads generally agreed as a global standard. Consequently, you might find the following two options pretty much in any public place around the world, from Starbucks small shops to international airports and commercial centers:
Your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus already has a built-in wireless charging technology compatible with the charging pads above mentioned. So everywhere you go and find one of them, you should be able to simply place your smartphone on the dedicated pad and watch it charging.
If you have even the tiniest knowledge on wireless charging, you must know that many other smartphones are compatible with only one type of charger. Samsung, however, made its current flagships to support universal wireless charging, which is an amazing asset:
- Galaxy S8 supports WPC – Wireless Power Consortium – charging;
- Galaxy S8 supports PMA – Power Matters Alliance – charging.
In plain English, this means you can wirelessly charge your device by simply purchasing a Samsung wireless charging pad. No need to purchase and install any kind of software, nor to adjust the settings of your smartphone. Even by placing your Galaxy S8 near a wireless charging pad, the device will start charging, so what else could you ask for?
If there’s one thing iPhone users would be jealous of, that would be this wireless charging feature that Samsung boasts on its S8 devices. As for all the other players in the world, they definitely envy the chance of being able to charge the S8 with any kind of wireless support, no matter where you are. Otherwise said no, you’re not just lucky. You’ve made a great choice when you put your money on a Samsung Galaxy S8 or a Galaxy S8+ Plus.