Mophie has announced a juice pack for the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge that can be charged wirelessly.
Mophie makes smartphone cases for a variety of handsets available in the market, but it seems the S7 lineup is getting a special treatment as the battery pack for the Samsung flagships are the first that can be charged wirelessly with a charging mat.
"The new wireless charging feature is compatible with Qi and other charging standards, including Samsung's wireless charge pads," says Mophie. "Designed for edge-to-edge protection, the juice pack uses Mophie's proprietary Impact-Isolation System which adds extra cushion to the edges and corners of the protective case for unrivaled support."
Customers will be able to charge the case as well as the mobile phone without taking off the case. However, users will need a traditional microUSB cable for dual charging.
Mophie suggests that the new juice pack for the Galaxy S7 will provide about 11 additional hours of talk time, 4 extra hours of web browsing, up to 7 more hours of watching videos and nearly 28 additional hours of listening to music.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S7 edge juice pack adds up to 13 hours of talk time, 5 extra hours of web browsing, up to 11 hours of additional video playback and 40 more hours of music playback.
A 3,000 mAh battery powers the Galaxy S7 while a bigger 3,600 mAh battery fuels the Galaxy S7 edge. Both batteries are bigger than their predecessors so they should provide more usage time to customers.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge in two models: one running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and the other on Samsung Exynos 8890 chipset. Qualcomm suggests that Snapdragon 820 improves the battery life of handsets, which means that the latest Samsung offerings will lengthen usage time.
Both the handsets also run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, which brings a number of battery-preserving features such as Doze and App Standby modes.
Customers looking to purchase a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge should already expect long-lasting batteries. Nevertheless, the juice pack is surely good news for heavy users who love to do multitasking, video and audio playback and gaming on their smartphones.
Mophie has confirmed that the juice pack will have a price tag of $99.95 and will be available in black. The battery case for the Galaxy S7 will also be available in gold hue. The case maker has not confirmed the release date of the battery packs.