Galaxy S9, S9+ won't charge faster than the Galaxy S8 and S8+, it seems

Galaxy S9, S9+ won't charge faster than the Galaxy S8 and S8+, it seems
The upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have recently been certified by China's 3C committee and it this has revealed that the two devices will sport quick and wireless charging that will be pretty much similar to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ when it comes to overall charging speed.

The recent listings for the SM-G9600/DS (Galaxy S9 China edition), SM-G9608/DS (Galaxy S9 Taiwan edition), and SM-G9605/DS (Galaxy S9+ China edition) reveal that regular 5V/2A wired charging and 9V/1.67A/15W fast charging will be supported on the devices. That's essentially similar to the specifications of Samsung's own Fast Charge technology found inside the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8, which means that the Galaxy S9-series is certainly not getting updated with faster charging speeds.

Of course, there's nothing bad in that - the Galaxy S8 and S8+ charged up pretty fast, with both the 3,000mAh battery of the S8 and the 3,500mAh capable of getting fully charged in around an hour and 40 minutes or less.

According to recurring rumors, the Galaxy S9 and the S9+ will features similar batteries (3,00mAh for the S9 and 3,500mAh for the S9+), so it's safe to assume the S9 series will charge as quickly as its predecessors. 

Aside from being certified by the 3C, the S9 and S9+ have already been cleared through the FCC though nothing news-worthy came out of that. What remains to be seen is the duo's passing through China's TENAA, which should give us a fair look at multiple specs and basic renders of the phones.

We'll keep our eyes and ears peeled for any new info regarding the upcoming Galaxies and will keep you posted. 

source: Dealntech via SamMobile

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)



1. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Fast charging only kills the battery faster. More heat, more stress to the battery.

15. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

what about the technologies OnePlus, Oppo, and Huawei use? all the heat is generated in the charger leaving the phone slightly warm.

28. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

No matter which fast charging method, you put the battery at risk with more voltage/current which is more stress to the battery. Fast charging is a very short term solution. I found charging at a lower amperage of 300 to 500 mA (like with the laptop USB port) instead of 1 to 2 Amperes actually recharges the battery much more closer to the designed specs. The percentage indicator does not tell you the correct mAh.

18. So-min

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 07, 2017

Samsung always look to innovate the technology, but also care about quality. Rushing thing only makes huge mistake and lose reputation.

24. iushnt

Posts: 3174; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I agree!!


Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Its still 10x faster then so called iphones and provided by manufacturer for free as well

4. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 745; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

LOL! Samsung doesn't provide a free wireless charger you know!

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4383; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Who said they did? They do provide quick charge bricks

11. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

His comment had nothing to do with free wireless chargers...

25. iushnt

Posts: 3174; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

But they do on various introductory offers

3. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

It charges faster than iPhone X meanwhile ...

5. Papa_Ji

Posts: 911; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

**3,00mAh battery in S9 .... PA correct it

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

The S9 is looking more and more like a wasted launch...Samsung fans stop trying to justify...

17. AustinPaul

Posts: 159; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Why wasted? It is an overall refinement and improvement. The S8 was already a pretty big jump from the S7. Expect a larger gap between the S9 and S10 Plenty of people hitting the end of their payments from other phone (like the S7) will want one. I will still get one (though not at launch) and both my S8 and S8+ are unlocked.

20. MrFreeman

Posts: 63; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

I agree, these phones look promising and hopefully they entice users from other brands to convert just like the note8 last year. Personally, I'll wait for the note10 as I got the 8 right now and it's a beast, plus I'm on a contract. The two year upgrade cycle is the most efficient imo.

7. rdvn26

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

meh we need 4000 mah

22. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Boring boring phone it'd be. Even worse than the 's' version of an iPhone

27. Akraw

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

the only upgraded feature of the upcoming s9 will be its camera

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