Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand Continues Samsung’s Proprietary Fast Charging Strategy
Samsung, taking a page out of Apple's playbook, has been well known for taking industry standards and adding proprietary aspects to them. Samsung took this approach with its popular Galaxy and Note phones with charging technologies. Recent phones can charge using standard non-USB Power Delivery technologies, Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, as well as Samsung's own Adaptive Fast Charging technology.
Samsung uses a similar approach with wireless charging where the Samsung Galaxy S7 supports Qi Medium Power (15 watts), AirFuel Inductance (10 watts), Samsung's Fast Charge Wireless technology (7.5 watts), and Qi Low Power (5 watts). Samsung is one of the few major phone players left that is actively supporting wireless technology and it's interesting that it would support so many of them.
The fastest wireless charger that Samsung provides is the Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand, which is based on Samsung own wireless charging that goes up to 7.5 watts. It also supports Qi Low Power which goes up to 5 watts.
Why didn't Samsung support the Qi Medium Power for even faster charging? We suspect that there were probably cost concerns of the technology as well as royalty and patent issues (only Qi Low Power devices had been royalty free, at least for a while).
Here's a closer look at what's inside the Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand box.
The Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand comes with an Adaptive Fast Charge power adapter, USB charging cable, and Quick Start Guide.
You'll need to use these accessories connected to the Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand in order to power it.
We will take a look at charging the Samsung Galaxy S7 with the Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand in the next review.