Is it time for Samsung to cross its fingers and pray? Just when everybody thought that Samsung was over its rough patch by launching the unarguably stunning flagship devices, the water seems to be rocky again. After complaints of a reddish tint in the display, some Samsung Galaxy S8 users are now complaining of an issue with the wireless charging. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3 launch on August 27? New report suggestsAlso Read - Samsung now lets you make an appointment to shop at its stores, book demo via WhatsApp
According to SlashGear, some users have posted complaints on the XDA developers forum and the Samsung US Community, saying that they were unable to charge their smartphones wirelessly even when using Samsung s own wireless fast charging pads. It is important to note, that the issues seems to only arise when using Fast Charging, something that both the Qi wireless charging standard and Samsung officially supports. Standard, non-fast charging seems to be unaffected, whether the charging pad came from Samsung or not. However, Samsung s own fast charger pads also seem to be exhibiting the issue, but only if they came with the Galaxy S7 or older devices. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 battery has an anti-dog label and here s what it means Also Read - Galaxy S21 FE flaunts itself again on benchmark, reveals RAM for high-end Samsung model
In other words, the official Fast Charging pads for the Galaxy S7 and older are the ones that are exhibiting the problem. The wireless charging pad launched with the Galaxy S8 works without a hitch.
Essentially, users have complained that when a Galaxy S8 is placed on top of a fast charging pad for the Galaxy S7, a notification pops up which shows that an irregular charge is detected. User have also reported a reappearing Wireless charging paused message at the bottom of the screen. This message implies that the Galaxy S8 isn t receiving the proper amount of charge it should. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ users complain of reddish tint appearing on the display panel
What makes this issue contentious is the fact that Samsung s fast wireless charging implementation is believed to be supported by the Qi standard. Which in turn is a form of a guarantee that the feature should work using any other standards-compliant fast wireless charger, especially Samsung s own.
Having said that, this issue, including the one around the red tint on the display of some Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, may not be as big in magnitude as they feel now. And this magnified concern can naturally be linked to the subconscious paranoia post the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+: Hands-on and first impressions roundup
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