Charged Up: Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Lead Smartphone Battery Revolution

on March 2, 2015
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Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge dramatically change the way mobile users charge their devices, delivering hassle-free, convenient charging with total wireless freedom.


Advanced wireless charging


Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge set new industry standard in universal wireless charging with fully embedded WPC and PMA certified wireless charging technology. This means both models are compatible with most wireless charging pads currently available on the market. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge support both WPC (Wireless Power Consortium) and PMA (Power Matters Alliance) international wireless charging standards, allowing users to enjoy wireless charging more widely and conveniently than ever before.


Samsung began exploring wireless charging technology in the mid-2000s, and released its first smartphone with wireless charging capabilities in 2011 with the Droid Charge. The Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4 were all subsequently equipped with the same capability, enabling users who purchased a separate wireless charging back cover and a wireless charging pad to take advantage of the technology.


With the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, users will not have to worry about having to use separate accessories in order to charge their devices wirelessly. It simply works with any wireless pad in the market that meets WPC or PMA standards. This addition was possible because of Samsung’s efforts to minimize the thickness of wireless charging hardware components and improve efficiency.


Samsung’s engineers didn’t want to compromise beauty to power or the other, so they wanted to maintain the sleek and beauty of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge while having them perform at max level. This required that the coil, the key component for wireless charging, be made the smallest as possible.


To do so, Samsung abandoned all existing methods, combining two separate coils and adding two overlapping layers of magnetic shielding to prevent the magnetic field from leaking. As a result, the engineers were able to produce a component that was only 0.27mm thick, just 1/3 the thickness of the same part used in the Galaxy S5. Samsung also minimized size and cost by developing single components that could achieve the same output that had required multiple components in previous models. Samsung’s improved technology will have a real impact on the everyday lives of users no longer needing to carry bulky power cords everywhere they go.


Fast charging technology


In addition, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge now charge faster than ever – 1.5 times faster than the Galaxy S5. In fact, 10 minutes of charging, when plugged in with its charger, will provide users with enough power for 4 hours of usage*. This built-in supercharging technology helps users secure their power, especially when they need it most.


These improvements are the result of the advancement in Samsung’s Fast Charging technology, which debuted with the Galaxy Note4. Furthermore, the power consumption of the displays, AP, memory chips and other components of Galaxy 6 and Galaxy 6 edge have been optimized to enable up to 20 hours of use on a single charge. The smartphone automatically reduces power consumption based on each person’s use patterns.


Managing power usage


Samsung has also introduced a Smart Manager application that provides users with an overview of the applications with high battery consumption with just a single touch on the screen, allowing them to easily and conveniently manage their battery usage. With all of Samsung’s groundbreaking innovations in charging technology, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are truly remarkable devices that showcase Samsung’s dedication to bettering the devices that are available to consumers.


* Based on internal tests – actual results may vary.

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