Samsung Wireless Duo Charger Confirmed For Galaxy Note 9 And Galaxy Watch In New Leak

It looks as though Apple may be beaten to the punch when it comes to a first-party wireless charging peripheral that can juice up more than one gadget at a time. Samsung's Wireless Charger Duo has just leaked ahead of the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 flagship smartphone. Both the charger and the Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled at a Galaxy Unpacked event in New York on August 9th.

According to the retail box that leaked early to the internet, the Wireless Charger Duo is capable of charging two Qi-compatible smartphones at once or it can charge a smartphone and a Galaxy Watch simultaneously. This also confirms that the Galaxy Watch -- which we've been hearing about quite a bit in the past few weeks -- will likely be launched alongside the Galaxy Note 9.

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Both charging "stations" on the peripheral support fast wireless charging (should be at least 9 watts), although neither will be as fast as simply plugging your smartphone or smartwatch into a USB-C wall charger.

The Galaxy Note 9 is widely expected to feature a massive 4,000 mAh battery, and Samsung reportedly will release another new wireless charger -- model EP-6100 -- that will be rated at 12 watts to help charge the capacious battery in a reasonable amount of time. The Galaxy Note 9 is also certain to include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, at least 6GB of RAM, a 6.4-inch Infinity Display, and a Bluetooth-enabled S-Pen.

As for the Galaxy Watch, it's thought that this new smartwatch will ditch Samsung's homegrown Tizen OS in favor of Google's more entrenched Wear OS. It will also supports LTE connectivity for making calls without a tethered smartphone.

Interestingly enough, if Samsung can release its Wireless Charger Duo within the next three weeks, it would be an embarrassing achievement in light of Apple's struggles to bring AirPower to market. That device can charger an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods all at once, but still hasn't been released 10 months after it was first announced.