List of Samsung Phones with Wireless Charging (And Top 5)

Wireless charging is not a new innovation but it has just only started becoming a thing in smartphones (Including Samsung phones) a few years back. The technology is not yet mature but it has improved year over year and manufacturers only put it on their flagship devices at this moment.

All Samsung Phones with Wireless Charging Support

PhonesQi Wireless ChargingReverse Wireless Charging
Samsung S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra15 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung Z Fold 415 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung Z Flip 415 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung S22, S22 Plus, and S23 Ultra15 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung S2115 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung S21 Plus15 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung S21 Ultra15 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung S21 FE15 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung Z Fold 3 5G11 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung Z Flip 3 5G10 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung S2015 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung S20 Plus15 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung S20 Ultra15 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung S20 FE15 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung S1015 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung S10 5G15 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung S10 Plus15 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung S10e15 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung S95 WattsNo
Samsung S9 Plus5 WattsNo
Samsung Note 2015 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung Note 20 Ultra15 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung Note 1012 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung Note 10 Plus15 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung Note 95 WattsNo
Samsung Z Flip 5G9 WattsNo
Samsung Z Flip9 WattsNo
Samsung Z Fold 2 5G11 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung Fold 5G15 Watts4.5 Watts
Samsung Fold15 Watts4.5 Watts

Top 5 Samsung Phones with Wireless Charging

1.) Samsung Galaxy S23 Series

All the phones under the S23 series which include the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra are equipped with 15 watts of Qi/PMA wireless charging support and 4.5 watts of reverse wireless charging support.

Samsung S23 series phones with wireless charging

The S23 is packed with a 3900 mAh battery while the S23 Plus is packed with a 4700 mAh battery and the S23 Ultra with a 5000 mAh battery.

While the S23 will try its best to last you through the day, the S23 Plus and S23 Ultra can comfortably last you through a day of usage on a single charge.

2.) Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra

The S22 series which comprises of Samsung S22, S22 Ultra, and S22 Plus are among the best flagship phones you can get your hands on in the US today.

The trio also supports Qi/PMA wireless charging standard with up to 15 watts of charging speed. Not just that, they also support reverse wireless charging of up to 4.5 watts.

A device with reverse wireless charging can be used to charge another device. This feature is most often used to charge smaller devices such as the Galaxy Buds and Watch.

While the Galaxy S22 series phones have the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Processing power (here in the US) and run on the same One UI based on Android 12 (currently upgradable to Android 13) out of the box. Battery capacity is 3700 mAh for S22, 4500 mAh for S22 Plus, and 5000 mAh for S22 Ultra.

3.) Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra

Even though these devices were launched back in 2021, they are among the top Samsung phones equipped with wireless charging technology. The series comprises of Samsung S21, S21 Ultra, and S21 Plus.

Like the S22 series, the S21 series supports 15 watts of wireless charging with Qi/PMA standards. And also has 4.5 watts of reverse wireless charging allowing you to wireless charge other devices.

The variant of these three devices available in the US is powered by Snapdragon 888 5G processor and currently runs on One UI 4.1 based on Android 12.

Samsung S21 5G is packed with a 4000 mAh battery capacity. Samsung S21 Plus 5G is packed with a 4800 mAh battery capacity. As for the Samsung S21 Ultra 5G, it is packed with a 5000 mAh battery capacity.

4.) Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

The Samsung Z Fold4 with 4400 mAh battery capacity supports 15 watts of wireless charging and 4.5 watts of reverse wireless charging.

Z Fold4 when unfolded is 7.6 inches in screen size but when folded, you will only be able to use the 6.2-inches display. Both displays are of Dynamic AMOLED panel.

The unfolded screen has a screen resolution of 2176 x 1812 pixels while the folded display has a resolution of 2316 x 904 pixels. The peak brightness of the unfolded screen is 1200 nits.

This device is powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and runs on One UI 4.1.1 based on Android 12L at launch. Currently runs on One UI 5.1 based on Android 13.

At the rear, Galaxy Z Fold4 is equipped with a 50MP Primary camera with OIS, a 12MP Ultrawide camera, and 10MP with OIS and 3x optical zoom. Its front-facing camera is 10MP when folded and 4MP (under-display) when unfolded.

It uses 12GB of RAM with internal storage options of 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.

5.) Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4

Samsung Z Flip4 is packed with a 3700 mAh battery capacity and 15 watts of wireless charging support. It also supports 4.5 watts of reverse wireless charging.

It is a 6.7-inches Dynamic AMOLED display device when opened and when folded, it has a 1.9-inches Super AMOLED cover screen.

Galaxy Z Flip4 screen resolution is 2640 x 1080 pixels when opened and 512 x 260 pixels when folded.

Its display when opened has a 120Hz high refresh rate, 1200 nits screen brightness, and HDR10+ support.

Z Flip4 is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip powering the Z Fold4 and runs on One UI based on Android 12 out of the box. Currently runs on One UI 5.1 based on Android 13

It has two rear cameras which comprise of 12MP primary camera with OIS and a 12MP ultrawide camera. Its front-facing camera is 10MP.

It is equipped with 8GB of RAM and has internal storage options of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.

Wireless Charging on Samsung Phones

The first smartphones with wireless charging are the Samsung S6 series and almost all their flagship phones since then have come with this charging feature. Even now, wireless charging is only available on the Samsung S series and Note Series.

With wireless charging, you will be able to charge your phone without using physically plugging a cable into the charging port using electromagnetic induction.

So, how does this work, you might ask? Well, it involves the use of a silver-plated copper coil that both the phone and charging pad has.

When you placed the part (usually the back) that contains the coil on the part of the pad that contains the coil, an electromagnetic field is created from which the phone generates an electric current which it then uses to charge its battery.

Just like normal charging, wireless charging has different standards but the most common one is Qi charging and it is the same one being used on Samsung phones.

Some of the phones with this technology also have reverse wireless charging which allows you to charge other devices such as phones, wireless earphones, smartwatches, etc.

It is hard to expect a wireless charging of like 45 Watts from Samsung when even the Samsung phones with the fastest wire charging are at 45 Watts. Hopefully, things will change in the coming years.

Final Thought

Until the launch of the Google Pixel in 2020, it was believed that your phone must have a glass back for wireless charging to work, well not anymore. However as there are advantages to wireless charging, there are also disadvantages.

Some of which you can easily avoid such as the charging speed. Most of the latest Samsung phones with wireless charging support of up to 15 watts (not that it is very fast) but that is only if you use a wireless charging pad made for Samsung.

Other disadvantages include:

  • You cannot use the phone while charging it because immediately after the coils are no more aligned, the device stops charging. Which to some extent is not really a disadvantage in the sense that you are not even supposed to be using your phone while charging.
  • It is slow. If you buy a charging pad that is not for Samsung phones, the charging speed will be 5 watts. Even if you do have a compatible pad, the highest it can go at least for now is 15 watts. Compare that with 25 watts and 45 watts of normal charging.
  • It can damage items with magnetic stripes such as your credit card. This can happen if you are charging through a case and the case houses any of those items.

It is worth stating that wireless charging is still only available on Samsung flagships. The S, Fold, and the Note Series. I will like to see it in the A series, especially the upper mid-range segment.