The first time we saw the reverse wireless charging was in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the next is the Samsung Galaxy S10 Series. It sounds great as the one when Lenovo announced the reverse charging in the some the Vibe series phone.
But the thing is both have some practical limitations. Quickly talking about Lenovo’s. It uses an OTG adaptor and a data cable to use other devices. First thing is not everyone carries with themselves an OTG adaptor to use it. So there is no physical connection between the two and no charging.
Now back to the reverse wireless charging. To make any kind of use it, your device needs to have wireless charging. If it is a phone then your phone is expensive. Other accessories include smartwatches and upcoming wireless earphones from Samsung, Huawei or Apple. These are also pretty expensive and quite narrow variety.
The use case scenario where you will need any other thing than an AC adaptor to charge your phone is when you are traveling or when there is no electricity. In those cases, think why would someone let their phone’s battery down to charge yours or vice versa.
Moreover, most of us carry power banks for these kinds of situations. Also for this, phones have to be in physical contact. Means they have to be placed one on other away. And it is also impossible for someone to keep ourselves from the phone while in those conditions or when you have nothing else to do.
The case when you will use them when you forgot to charge your smartwatch or your wirelessly chargeable earphones. Also in the case of acute emergency when your phone is about to die and you need just a small amount of charge to keep slightly more going.
It is cool to have such a feature but as you can see, there is not any compelling practical use. Maybe if Xiaomi and OnePlus phones have such feature it may have more potential users but still, they will have all the limitations.
What do you think of it? Do you agree or disagree with it, do let me know. Let’s have an interesting discussion.
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