Compatible Devices with Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Technology

Introduction to Qi Wireless Charging

Wireless charging has revolutionized the way we power our devices. One of the most popular standards in this technology is Qi (pronounced "chee") wireless charging. But what exactly is Qi wireless charging, and how does it work?

How Qi Wireless Charging Works

Qi wireless charging uses a method called inductive charging. It involves two coils—a transmitter in the charging pad and a receiver in the device. When electricity passes through the transmitter coil, it creates an electromagnetic field that the receiver coil converts back into electricity to charge the device.

The Evolution of Qi Wireless Charging

The Birth of Qi Wireless Charging

Qi wireless charging was introduced by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) in 2008. The aim was to create a universal charging standard—and Qi has become just that.

The Progress of Qi Wireless Charging

Over the years, Qi wireless charging has evolved significantly. It has become faster and more efficient, with the latest Qi standard supporting charging speeds of up to 15 watts.

Devices Compatible with Qi Wireless Charging



Starting with the iPhone 8, all new iPhones support Qi wireless charging. This includes the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XR, XS, XS Max, and the entire iPhone 11 and 12 series.

Samsung Galaxy

Samsung has been a pioneer in wireless charging, with their Galaxy S series and Note series supporting Qi wireless charging since the Galaxy S6 and Note 5.

Google Pixel

Google's Pixel series, starting with the Pixel 3, also supports Qi wireless charging.

List of qi-enabled smartphones


  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS and XS Max
  • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone 12 Mini, 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max


  • Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
  • Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
  • Galaxy S8 and S8+
  • Galaxy S9 and S9+
  • Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, and S10 5G
  • Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 8
  • Galaxy Note 9
  • Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, and Note 10+ 5G
  • Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Z Flip, Z Flip 5G, Z Fold2 5G


  • Pixel 3 and 3 XL
  • Pixel 4 and 4 XL
  • Pixel 5
  • Pixel 6 and 6 Pro (expected)


  • LG G6 (US and Canada versions only)
  • LG G7 ThinQ
  • LG G8 ThinQ
  • LG V30 and V30+
  • LG V35 ThinQ
  • LG V40 ThinQ
  • LG V50 ThinQ
  • LG V60 ThinQ


Apple Watch

All models of the Apple Watch support a modified version of Qi wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy Watch

The Samsung Galaxy Watch series also supports Qi wireless charging, making it easy to charge on the same pad as your Galaxy smartphone.

Other Qi-Compatible Devices

Many other devices support Qi wireless charging, including AirPods with a wireless charging case, Samsung Galaxy Buds, and even some models of electric toothbrushes and razors.

The Future of Qi Wireless Charging

As technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see more devices adopting Qi wireless charging. The future may bring even faster charging speeds and longer charging distances.


Qi wireless charging offers a convenient and universal charging solution. With a wide range of compatible devices and constant advancements, it's clear that Qi wireless charging is here to stay.


  1. What is Qi wireless charging? Qi wireless charging is a standard developed by the Wireless Power Consortium for inductive electrical power transfer over distances of up to 4 cm.

  2. Which devices are compatible with Qi wireless charging? Many smartphones, smartwatches, and other devices are compatible with Qi wireless charging, including iPhones, Samsung Galaxy phones, and Google Pixels.

  3. How fast is Qi wireless charging? The latest Qi standard supports charging speeds of up to 15 watts.

  4. Can all wireless chargers charge any device? While many devices support Qi wireless charging, not all wireless chargers are compatible with all devices. Always check the device and charger specifications.

  5. What's the future of Qi wireless charging? The future of Qi wireless charging may bring faster charging speeds, longer charging distances, and more compatible devices.

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