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Galaxy S10 could bring higher fast charging speeds to Galaxy lineup

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Last updated: December 23rd, 2018 at 06:43 UTC+01:00

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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