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Galaxy S10 might not bring faster charging speeds after all

Samsung’s tenth Galaxy S flagship may not change things when it comes to the fast charging capabilities of the company’s smartphones, despite an earlier rumor that claimed the Galaxy S10 would bring faster charging speeds. The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ have surfaced on China’s 3C certification website with the same charging specifications as those we have seen on Samsung flagships since the Galaxy Note 4.

These charging specs include the standard 5 volts, 2 ampere output and the 9 volts, 1.67 ampere output for fast charging. The charger is the same model that Samsung bundles with its flagships at the moment, and with the Galaxy S10 launch just a little over a month away, the 3C certification can be taken as confirmation that the Korean giant won’t be doing anything to improve charging times. Perhaps the company was too busy developing the reverse wireless charging feature instead?

Samsung’s fast charging implementation is far from inadequate, with 0-100 charging times that don’t differ all that much from other devices. But it’s the charging times for the first 50-60 percent that make the difference. Galaxy smartphones aren’t as quick to reach 50 percent charge as some of the competition, which can be a problem when you’re looking to top up your phone battery to a usable level in a hurry.

Do you feel Samsung should move to the newer, more efficient fast charging standards, or do you think what we have now on the company’s devices is more than enough?

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Eki79
Eki79

Charging speed is fast enough for me… I need more capacity. At least 4000mAh.
The device doesn’t have to be any thinner. It could even be a little thicker, if it’s needed for the bigger battery.

Robert Popa
Robert Popa

And I was forgetting: Bixby with variants in all languages if he wanted to implement the product. It’s been a few years since launch, and people still have to look around how you talk with the phone in another language … Why do we pay the same price with native speakers of English, Korean or Chinese?

Robert Popa
Robert Popa

What do I want from an S10? A minimum battery of 4000 mA on the base version (I refer to S10, not to S10 +), a display that covers human eye accuracy not a density that will melt the battery within a few hours. , Camera with stabilizer but with a single lens, maximum 2 (fill the phone with 3, 4, 5, 7 photo cameras and we do not have a battery place – what a crap!), Audio system with two symmetrical, discrete but correctly balanced, fixed to the interface between the screen and the chassis, including a high performance… Read more »

Robert Popa
Robert Popa

If Samsung plans to remain a market leader, it will have to look at some very important issues for the consumer: 1. High battery capacity: from 4000 mA upwards. It is unacceptable to buy a product with dozens of options but to have them closed if you want to have a full day of autonomy. 2. Do not make a difference on the market using 2 types of processors with different performance, but with the same price. Ex. Snapdragon 845 (high speed, low power consumption vs. Exynos 9810) 3. Provide software update for 5 years. Do I buy a 800-1000… Read more »

user092181
user092181

Another reason to stick with my s9+

locarno
locarno

But if they bring faster charhing that will broke current fast charge standar. They need to create new chargers and wirless chargers. And how they name it ? Fast Charge 2 ?

krym73
krym73

Super Fast Charge

Steveborough
Steveborough

Let the stream of hardware compromises and inadequacies commence! Like the fact that the on-screen fingerprint reader doesn’t support screen protectors! Deal breaker for me and a $1200 phone

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

where did you hear that the FPS under the screen doesn’t work with screen protectors?

with it being ultrasonic it should work fine. even the optical FPS work with screen protectors

Steveborough
Steveborough

Armadillotek, a well known case maker has tweeted that its not compatible with a screen protector

Hambone01
Hambone01

It wont work with some like thier companies, doesnt mean none.

superg05
superg05

all they have to do is give a larger battery

santeripe
santeripe

15W is pretty embarrassing compared to OnePlus’s 30W and Huawei’s 40W

x M a L i K x
x M a L i K x

This is very disappointing if true especially as I have the oneplus 5 and the dash charge is pretty amazing I don’t really use wireless charging I much prefer the the faster cable charge speed.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

on paper this is a negative given the fact that the Chinese ome phones has high faster charging rates but Samsung may have taken into account the concerns around battery fall out from the note 7. with my S8 & S9, I have been very happy with the speed/time for fast charging. though through person management of the the battery. I will always have a near or if not 100% fully charge phone before i go out. Definitely would be something good to have but the adverse to the super fast charging is the impact to the overall battery’s life.… Read more »