New issue reported by Galaxy S8 users

- Adrian Ungureanu

It seems that Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus doesn’t manage to satisfy all new owners of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones.

Last week, some users complained about the red-tinted screens, a problem that Samsung promised to fix via a software update. Now there’s a new problem that might not be easily fixed or even not to be fixed at all.

Some Galaxy S8 owners say that they cannot wirelessly charge their handset when using a Samsung Fast Charging pad. Some of Samsung’s older charging pads are not working. However, using these older pads with a non Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger will allow the pad to work at a slower “standard” speed.

Samsung’s own older Fast Charging pads won’t work on the new phones if they were the ones produced for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and older. The Fast Charging pad launched with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ seems to work perfectly as does the very first charging pad ever produced by Samsung (model EP-PN920). This is a pad that lies flat on a surface.

There is a possibility that Samsung is preventing Fast Charging from working on some older charging pads as a way to prevent issues with the battery. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ can reportedly detect charging pads that are not compatible with the new flagship models.

After the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 problems, perhaps the company wants more control over which pads are working with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. After all, the Samsung brand can’t afford a repeat of what happened to its 2016 high end phablet.