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Samsung’s new wireless charger is so powerful it needs a built-in fan

Wireless charging usually means sacrificing the fast-charging capabilities that come packed into today’s flagship Android phones. Samsung has a solution with its new Qi charger.

The charger is unlike any other we’ve seen before, though, and upon closer inspection Android Police noticed there’s actually a fan on the bottom. The design includes a ring of vents along the bottom that allows air to flow through, keeping the inside cool. The puck-shaped product is also significantly thicker than usual, leaving plenty of room for a built-in fan.

A quick look at the user manual confirms that Samsung has indeed included a fan. That makes sense, considering that wireless charging tends to produce a good amount of heat. The new Qi charger is also roughly 30 percent faster than previous models, which means it probably generates more heat as a result.

Samsung’s fast wireless charger is available now from the company for $69.99 in black or white. It works with the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge Plus, along with older models like the Galaxy S6, S6 edge and any other Qi-enabled device.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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