The Samsung Fast Charge 5,100mAh portable battery pack is now officially on sale in the United States. The smartphone manufacturer announced the accessory during the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus in late March but the device wasn't available until now. The new battery has finally appeared on the company's official website and is also available for purchase from Amazon.
Samsung claims that its new 5,100mAh battery can offer up to two full charges of many smartphones. It comes in Silver and Navy Blue color options, both of which are priced at $59.99. Although this isn't the cheapest power bank on the market, some buyers will likely appreciate the extremely portable aspect of the accessory that comes with a handy carrying strap on its top. Just like its name suggests, the device also supports Samsung's Fast Charge technology, meaning it's capable of charging compatible devices up to 1.5 times faster than standard charging options. Samsung's Fast Charge is supported by the Galaxy Note 4 and later Note models and the Galaxy S6 and later Galaxy S phones. Those who don't have a device compatible with Samsung's Fast Charge solution will still be able to use the battery pack and attain the usual 2A charging speeds with the use of the USB output port, as well as the USB-C adapter and microUSB cable included with the accessory. The 5,100mAh portable battery pack also supports pass-through charging, so you can charge you phone and battery simultaneously. Finally, the accessory boasts an LED power indicator so you can easily see how much juice is left in your battery.
Of course, there are other portable battery packs available on the market that are compatible with the new Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus, although many consumers will likely prefer using an official Samsung accessory. The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus are equipped with built-in 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh batteries, respectively, so if you have already purchased or are about to purchase one, the Samsung Fast Charge 5,100mAh portable battery pack might be worth considering. You can order the new accessory by following the Amazon link below.