Some are surprised to hear that wireless charging has been available in mobile phones for several years before the Apple announcement in September 2017. In fact, Samsung introduced its first commercial wireless charger for Droid Charge back in 2011. Samsung also developed a Galaxy S4 wireless charging cover & mat in 2013.
In 2015, Samsung announced “the new beginning of a new wireless charging era”. Galaxy S6 & S6 edge was the first to come with wireless charging as a basic option.
Android users have been enjoying inductive wireless charging for quite some time now. Here is a list of various models with wireless charging (as for June 2018):
- Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+
- Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7 Active
- LG G7 Thinq
- LG V30
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Nokia 8 Sirocco
For a full list that is regularly updated, please visit our Wireless Charging Compatible Phones page.
Looking forward, we have already started to see more and more Android phones launching with embedded wireless charging. We expect this trend to continue, as inductive wireless charging is becoming the standard for power.