Samsung’s latest flagship pair may have broken records of all types of pre-orders around the world. But everything is not easy for Korean electronics. Shortly after the official launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus in Korea, many users took several online blogs to complain about the odd red discoloration problems on their devices display. Samsung has said that there will be a software update to resolve this issue.
Not only this, we are seeing more reports on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Wi-Fi connectivity issues, especially when 5GHZ is connected to Wi-Fi networks. Again, it is not hard to find a US user complaining about this issue on online forums. But Samsung has reportedly concluded that this is a specific problem of Korea and it will only issue a patch in Korea.
Now, it seems that some Samsung Galaxy S8 owners are having trouble charging their phones on their old fast wireless charging pad, although it is not clear why this is the case. The general consensus is that there are two possibilities This is a mess that can be fixed in future updates.
After all, the person uploading the video given above indicates that his Galaxy S7 device works perfectly well. But does not have the new Galaxy S8. However, there is more to be a deliberate step on Samsung’s part.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Users Having Issues
As explained in a thread on XDA Developers. The problem seems to be about using the right power adapter and a genuine Samsung fast wireless charging pad. A user named Obsidian GT did some testing of his own, using his older fast wireless charging pads.
Essentially, his Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus worked just fine with Samsung’s very first fast wireless charger. That launched with the Galaxy Note 5 (EP-PN920) as well as the stand-up style one that launched with the Galaxy S7 (EP-PN930). Mind you, these are all genuine Samsung products with genuine OEM Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging Adapters.
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He further explains that third-party and knockoff Samsung fast wireless chargers will result in what we see in the video above: the Samsung Galaxy S8 will simply refuse to charge. And this is something that’s unique to the Samsung Galaxy S8 – previous Galaxy devices did not have this limitation. When fast wireless charging according to this user (hence, the YouTube user’s Galaxy S7 works just fine with those pads).
When fast wireless charging according to this user (hence, the YouTube user’s Galaxy S7 works just fine with those pads).
So it is possible that while the user who uploaded the YouTube video used genuine Samsung power adapters. His wireless charging pads are not. There are indeed many knockoff fast wireless charging pads being sold online, bearing the exact same model numbers. However, if those are indeed genuine Samsung products, then the mystery deepens.
It’s worth noting that Obsidian GT’s Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus did successfully fast charge. His phone using Samsung’s older wireless charging pads and an ASKEY Quick Charge 2.0 Wall Charger. So perhaps Samsung has incorporated specific standards into this year’s flagships’ wireless charging capabilities, especially after the battery debacle with the Galaxy Note 7 last year. Have you tried charging your Galaxy S8 device on an older Samsung fast wireless charger?