New Wireless Charger For Samsung Galaxy S9 Spotted Online

A new wireless charged identified by the model number EP-N5100 has been spotted online on Monday, with its user manual being prematurely uploaded to Samsung's customer support library. The first-party charger is expected to be officially announced alongside the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus later this month, though it should also be compatible with the company's previous devices equipped with wireless charging coils such as the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8. The gadget has also been sighted in a real-life image shared by German tech outlet WinFuture, as seen in the gallery below. The overall design of the charger appears to be somewhat similar to that of the first-generation DeX Station, though it lacks a USB Type-C plug on the front for obvious reasons. The device also appears to be relatively similar to Samsung's previously released Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand which is currently retailing for $39.99 in the U.S.

The manual refers to the creation as the "Fast Wireless Charger" and confirms it supports the Qi charging standard, which is yet another indication that it will be compatible with previous Android smartphones from Samsung. The South Korean firm designed the device to allow users to orient their handsets both horizontally and vertically while they're being charged, with the charger also featuring a LED light near its bottom meant to serve as an indicator of the gadget's status, as well as the status of the smartphone it's meant to refuel. As was the case with the previous iteration of the device, a red light will indicate your phone is charging, a blinking red light will denote an error, and a green indicator will let you know once your handset has been entirely refueled. The charger itself connects to a power outlet via a USB Type-C port.

Samsung is also preparing to release a handful of official protective cases for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus available in dozens of variants in total, the majority of which leaked online over the weekend. The firm's next pair of Android flagships is scheduled to be officially announced on February 25 in the run-up to MWC 2018 and should hit the market by mid-March following a relatively brief pre-order period.

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