The Galaxy A55 will not bring an upgrade in charging speeds over the Galaxy A54, as revealed by the phone's 3C certification. While Samsung decided to skip launching a new Galaxy A7x smartphone in 2023 and has probably canceled the A7x line permanently, the Galaxy A5x lineup will continue next year with the addition of the Galaxy A55.
We have heard some details about the Galaxy A55 in leaks and rumors over the past couple of months, and its 3C certification has revealed battery information that will surprise no one: the A55 will support 25W fast charging and will be sold without a charging brick in the box.
It's worth mentioning that 3C certifications don't list the maximum charging speeds for a smartphone, so it's not 100% guaranteed that the Galaxy A55's charging speeds will top out at 25W. But there's a high likelihood of that being the case, as even Samsung's expensive foldable phones don't support 45W charging, which is the fastest charging speed you can get when you buy a Galaxy smartphone.
Galaxy A55 will support 25W charging, and the charger will be a separate purchase
There's no information available about the Galaxy A55's battery capacity, but we can expect it to feature a 5,000 mAh battery like the Galaxy A54. Some other specs might also remain unchanged, such as the megapixel counts for the primary rear camera and the front-facing camera.
The most interesting thing about the Galaxy A55 will be its Exynos 1480 chipset. With the Exynos 1480, Samsung is bringing a GPU developed in partnership with AMD to the mid-range segment for the first time. The Galaxy A55 will have an Xclipse 530 GPU under the hood, and while this GPU will be based on the older AMD RDNA2 graphics architecture that powers 2022's Galaxy S22 lineup, it should offer notably better performance than the Mali GPU that sits inside the Galaxy A54.
The Xclipse 530 may also come without support for ray tracing. Ray tracing is a demanding graphics rendering method that even high-end desktop graphics cards can struggle with, so there's a good chance Samsung won't bother adding ray tracing support to a chipset that is designed for mid-range smartphones.
However, right now there is no way to be sure about what features the Xclipse 530 GPU will or will not offer, as Samsung hasn't officially unannounced the Exynos 1480 or its AMD-powered GPU. But we should learn more in the coming weeks as we get closer to the launch of the Galaxy A55, so stay tuned!