Qi-enabled phones with wireless charging – compatible devices
Named from Asian philosophy, meaning ‘’vital energy’ – Qi is the worldwide standard for wireless charging technology.
The idea behind the Qi is that all mobile devices carrying the Qi stamp are compatible with all Qi chargers. Unlike charging cables, this eliminates the need for different cables, chargers, or adapters when charging a mobile device. As technology continues to advance and the need for seamless connectivity is constantly rising, the demand for seamless and universal wireless power solutions continues to grow in the smartphone arena and beyond.
As a result, wireless charging has become a standard feature for mobile devices, which, in a broader sense, has made in-car and in-vehicle wireless charging systems a standard embedded feature in millions of vehicle models that are already on the road today. Additionally, most smartphones and small personal devices such as headphones, smartwatches, or even non-invasive personal medical devices come equipped with Qi wireless charging capabilities.
Some are surprised to hear that wireless charging has been available in mobile phones for several years before the Apple announcement in September 2017. In fact, Samsung introduced its first commercial wireless charger for Droid Chargeback in 2011. Samsung also developed a Galaxy S4 wireless charging cover & mat in 2013.
Are you already leveraging wireless charging technology? Find out if your smartphone supports Qi wireless charging by viewing the list below.
In 2015, Samsung announced “the new beginning of a new wireless charging era”. Galaxy S6 & S6 edge was the first to come with wireless charging as a basic option.
Android users have been enjoying inductive wireless charging for quite some time now. Here is a list of newer models with wireless charging (Updated October 2021):
- Samsung Galaxy Fold or Z Fold 2 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip or Flip 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Ultra, or S20 FE Edition
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus, or Note 10 Plus 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+
- LG Wing, LG Velvet
- LG V60
- LG G8, G8s, or G8X
- LG V50, LG V40, LG V35
- LG V30
- LG G8 ThinQ, G8s ThinQ and V50 ThinQ
- LG G7 ThinQ and LG V40 ThinQ
- Sony Xperia XZ3 and Sony Xperia XZ2
- Sony Xperia 1 II
- Sony Xperia 10 II
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Nokia 9 PureView
- Google Pixel 5
- Google Pixel 4 or 4 XL
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL
- Huawei P40, P40 Pro, or P40 Pro+
- Huawei P30 or P30 Pro
- Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, or Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro, or Mate 30 RS
- Huawei Honor V30 Pro
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, or 10 Lite
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
- Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9 Explorer/Pro
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- ZTE Axon 10 Pro
- ZTE Axon 9 Pro
- Nokia 9.3 Pureview
- Nokia 9 PureView
Looking at this growing list, it seems safe to say that all leading mobile phone models in the market come with embedded with wireless charging, making wireless charging the standard for power.
Editors note: This post was originally published in June 2018 and has been updated to reflect newer phone models coming to market for your convenience.