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Galaxy S10 Wireless PowerShare requires at least 30% battery capacity

We had heard about the Galaxy S10 Wireless PowerShare feature long before it was officially announced yesterday. It’s a reverse wireless charging feature which lets you charge any Qi-enabled phone or device using your Galaxy S10’s battery. This will be great for when you’re in a pinch and need enough power to get you through the next few hours.

What the feature does is essentially turn your Galaxy S10 into a wireless charging mat. The charging functionality isn’t just limited to smartphones. You can even charge the Qi wireless charging enabled Galaxy Buds by placing them on the back of your Galaxy S10. This feature is present on all models of the Galaxy S10.

Galaxy S10 Wireless PowerShare has a capacity threshold

You obviously need ample power on the source device in order to charge another device. We found in our testing that Samsung has set a capacity threshold for the Galaxy S10 Wireless PowerShare feature. You will not be able to use your Galaxy S10 to charge another device if it doesn’t have at least 30 percent battery capacity. So if you’re at 29 percent, you won’t be able to use Wireless PowerShare. Your device will first prompt you to “Charge the battery to at least 30% to share power.”

When you do have ample charge on the Galaxy S10, simply open the notification shade and tap on the Wireless PowerShare button to activate the feature. Line up the second device with the Galaxy S10 and it starts charging instantly. It’s not fast charging by any stretch of the imagination but does get the job done. Do keep in mind that the feature may not work properly if either device has a case or cover installed. Once you’re done charging, just expand the persistent Wireless PowerShare notification and tap on Turn off.

You’ll obviously drain the Galaxy S10’s battery faster when using it to charge another device. Expect to lose about 25 percent of the battery per hour on average but the actual mileage may be different depending on several factors.

Galaxy S10 Wireless PowerShare

  • Model: SM-G970F
  • Dimensions: 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F1.5/F2.4 (77°) & 16MP, CMOS F2.2 (123°)Ultra Wide

  • Model: SM-G973F
  • Dimensions: 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.1"(157.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

  • Model: SM-G975F
  • Dimensions: 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.4"(162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

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locarno
locarno

What will happen if we enable power sharing feature on 2 Galaxy S10 and put them toghether ?

locarno
locarno

Did you saw that fail with this feature during Unpacked ?
People laughed from it 😀

shezkhan123
shezkhan123

so again samsung s10 has that old fast charger ?thats really sad
i was expecting new fast charger

DanUKS8
DanUKS8

The 5G version has fast charge 3

shezkhan123
shezkhan123

im not talking about 5g version they
its 2019 and stil we are on 4 years old charging technology just look at the other companies

GS7edge
GS7edge

I guess Samsung still want to stay at the safe zone after the Note 7 tradegy

shezkhan123
shezkhan123

yeah mee too same thoughts
but when they are ahead in all technologies Eg display etc
why cant they provide fast charging

locarno
locarno

There’s is no Fast Charge 3. It is just called fast charge. We will see how Samsung will name new standard for Galaxy S10 5G.Do not write stupid things.