Does the Samsung Galaxy S23 have wireless charging?

The Samsung Galaxy S23 series packs a lot of features. The phones offer bright AMOLED displays, cameras capable of at least 30x line zoom, large batteries, and more. While the Galaxy S23 Ultra is the best from Samsung, the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus also pack top-notch features. But will the Galaxy S23 series have wireless charging?

It may seem like a no-brainer question, but it’s an important one. Some phones fully support wireless charging, while other phones – like the OnePlus 11 – do not.

The Galaxy S23 supports wireless charging

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Fortunately, this is good news for Samsung fans. All versions of the Galaxy S23 have wireless charging. Whether you get the S23, S23 Plus, or S23 Ultra, you can rely on wireless charging to top up your phone.

More specifically, the smartphones have support for “Fast Wireless Charging 2.0.” This means that the trio can be wirelessly charged at 15 watts with a compatible charger. It’s a little funny that Samsung still calls 15W “fast,” especially since many devices from Chinese brands have up to 50W wireless fast charging, including the OnePlus 10 Pro.

This puts it on par with its archrival, the iPhone 14, which also charges 15W wirelessly. And the S23 lineup is up against Apple’s latest iPhone, so it won’t be a problem in the US market.

Other features of the Galaxy S23 battery

The back of the green Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
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The Galaxy S23 has a smaller 3,900mAh battery, the Galaxy S23 Plus has a 4,700mAh battery, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra has a 5,000mAh cell. You get Super Fast Charging 2.0 in the Plus and Ultra variants for wired charging, while the Galaxy S23 has support for Super Fast Charging.

The interesting part is, despite the small 3,900mAh battery capacity, the Galaxy S23 has reverse wireless charging, which Samsung calls “Wireless PowerShare.” Like its siblings, the other Galaxy S23 Plus and Ultra also have support for reverse wireless charging, so you can charge your smartwatch or earbuds on the go.

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