Huawei Mate 20 Pro is packed with various advanced features such as triple rear cameras, 3D facial recognition, under display fingerprint reader, wireless charging and wireless reverse charging. According to Huawei, the Mate 20 Pro supports up to 15W wireless charging. However, it hasn’t mentioned anything on the charging rate of the wireless reverse charging feature on the Mate 20 Pro.
In order to enable to wireless reverse charging feature, one needs to navigate to the related listing available inside battery settings. Huawei has not provided an easy to access toggle to enable or disable reverse wireless charging. Once enabled, users need to quickly place the device that needs to be charged on the backside of the Mate 20 Pro. If the other device is not placed instantly, the feature turns off automatically in few seconds to prevent power wastage.
Android Authority has examined the wireless reverse charging technology of the Mate 20 Pro to find out its charging rate. The Google Pixel 3 can support 10W wireless charging through Made by Google certified products such as Pixel Stand wireless charger. With third-party wireless chargers, the charging rate reduces to standard 5W.
AccuBattery is an app that can be used to get a rough idea of the charging speed. The app was used by the publication to check the wireless reverser charging speed of the Mate 20 Pro when it was used for charging Google Pixel 3. It was found that the charging rate could be half of the regular 5W wireless charging speed. With 2.5W wireless reverse charging onboard, it seems that the feature is so slow that it could be practically unusable for charging other devices.
Huawei was expected to announce FlyPods wireless earbuds at the launch event of Mate 20 series. Instead, it was unveiled on the day when Honor Magic 2 was made official. It carries support for wireless charging and it can be also charging by placing it on the rear side of the Mate 20 Pro with the reverse wireless charging feature enabled on it. Being an Huawei device, Flypods may support faster wireless reverse charging, but there is no confirmation on it.