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Galaxy S10 could bring higher fast charging speeds to Galaxy lineup

Many have wondered why Samsung has been using the same fast charging technology for years while the competition has moved on to newer implementations. Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology (branded as Adaptive Fast Charging by Samsung) is currently in its fourth iteration. Samsung is still using Quick Charge 2.0 technology, though. And even its Quick Charge 2.0 implementation does not supply the maximum power possible. Quick Charge 2.0 can go up to 18 watts of power, while Samsung’s phones charge at 15W.

However, that might change with the Galaxy S10. Twitter leakster Ice universe has sent out a tweet saying “Samsung smartphone 15w charging will become history,” saying that Samsung is working on a faster solution. If true, it will be interesting to see if Samsung will use the standard Quick Charge specs or offer something similar to the custom solutions that various Chinese manufacturers – including Huawei and Oppo – offer.

Custom fast charging solutions are better

Quick Charge 4.0+, the latest version of the tech, can offer up to 27 watts of power. Huawei’s custom solution, meanwhile, can go up to 40 watts, allowing the 4,000 mAh battery on the P20 Pro to charge up to 80 percent in 45 minutes. And since Huawei is the primary competitor Samsung currently has in the Android market, the Korean giant may want to go above and beyond standard Qualcomm’s Quick Charge capabilities.

After all, Samsung is already expected to bring reverse wireless charging, a feature found on Huawei’s latest phones, to the Galaxy S10, so why not add comparable fast charging to the mix as well? Of course, it’s only a rumor, but it’s about time Samsung moved to newer fast charging technology. And the tenth anniversary of the Galaxy S lineup would be the perfect occasion to do so.

Would faster charging speeds be a feature that draws you towards Samsung’s next flagships?

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tormundodinson
tormundodinson

It’s about time since they’ve been using the QC2.0 standard for what feels like forever. Sad when cheaper phones have faster charging.

RHBH
RHBH

Better late than never.

yashsonkiya
yashsonkiya

i thing this can be true it seems that samsung wants to implement everything on its s10 series of phones.

locarno
locarno

“If true, it will be interesting to see if Samsung will use the standard Quick Charge specs”

They must use it in Snapdragon Variant, because Qualcomm.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

There is a little thing called note 7 that is a reminder for Samsung not to over do it with the battery. This is something that is always worrying the firm and has stopped them progressing in this area.

punitverma2010
punitverma2010

I hope they implement it in S10 before time. It Could Be the last hope that can save Samsung’s throne

djcbs
djcbs

Honestly? No.
Even if the S10 didn’t have a hole and had an acceptable screen size (5″), I haven’t charged a phone with a wire since 2012. No matter how fast the wired charging is, I’ve long moved to wireless charging and I have absolutely no intentions of going back to 2011 and deal with the mess that cables are.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

2012? What phone were you using?

djcbs
djcbs

Nokia Lumia 920.
The last phone I used with cable charging was the Nokia Lumia 800 from 2011 up to October/November 2012 when I switched to the 920 upon its release.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I don’t think this is true… I can’t remember which YouTuber it was. But they did a charging comparison. Comparing devices as %mAh/hour. IPhone was the slowest, OnePlus was the fastest followed by Samsung. Google was part of it too and came after the Samsung.