The Galaxy Note 10 could triple the Galaxy S10's charging speed

The Galaxy Note 10 could triple the Galaxy S10's charging speed
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 concept render

The Galaxy Note 10 won’t support the 100W charging that Samsung announced earlier this week, but it most certainly will introduce a new charging speed that has now been teased by one reliable tipster.

Faster than the Huawei P30 Pro's 40W SuperCharge

As part of a cryptic Tweet published just a short while ago, industry insider Ice Universe posted an image of an oil painting that depicted genius Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci, somebody who is best known for classics such as the Mona Lisa and the Vitruvian Man. Typically, there would be no need to look into the message behind this post – he could simply be a fan of Da Vinci’s work – but as you can clearly see, the tipster has also written the numbers ‘101101’ on top of the image, and this is where things get interesting.

As some of you may already know, ‘Da Vinci’ is the internal codename Samsung uses for the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Pro, in addition to their respective 5G variants. Ultimately, this could simply be a coincidence, but it certainly seems as though the tipster is making reference to the upcoming flagships. On a related note, a quick Google search for the number ‘101101’ reveals that it’s actually binary code for the number ’45.’ Once again, this could be a coincidence, but if you put the two things together it’s possible Ice Universe is confirming the presence of 45W fast charging on the Galaxy Note 10 series.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup currently supports 15W fast charging, so the presence of 45W charging on the Galaxy Note 10 devices will certainly represent a big improvement. Previous rumors suggested support for 25W charging would be carried over from the Galaxy A series, but it appears Samsung is aiming to better compete with Huawei, who supports 40W fast charging on the Huawei P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro.

How big will the Galaxy Note 10 batteries be?

According to the latest leaks and rumors, Samsung's larger Galaxy Note 10 Pro will offer a massive 4,500mAh battery. Compared to last year's Galaxy Note 9, the new capacity represents an additional 500mAh, but in order to achieve this Samsung has been forced to make some changes. 

Over in the camera department, the South Korean giant has reportedly ditched the horizontal layout found on the Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 in favor of a new two-column vertical layout that resembles that of the Huawei P30 Pro. It's unclear if Samsung always planned a drastic redesign for the Galaxy Note 10 series, but this move allows for a taller and therefore larger battery to be included. 

Another modification, and one that won't impress loyal fans, is the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. The iconic port has been a standout feature on most of Samsung's recent flagships but the company finally looks ready to say goodbye. It's unclear what motivated the decision at this stage, but it undoubtedly allows for bigger batteries inside the company's devices. After all, as OnePlus showed us last year, the removal of the headphone jack on the OnePlus 6T allowed it to increase battery capacity by 400mAh.

Regarding the smaller and presumably cheaper Galaxy Note 10, rumors suggest this smartphone will offer a 3,400mAh battery. By Galaxy Note standards, the capacity is pretty small, but the 6.28-inch it's rumored to sport will undoubtedly make it one of the most compact devices in the series yet. 

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Galaxy Note 10
  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. Phonehex

Posts: 766; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Please first unlock 25 Watt charging on S10 plus Samsung !!!! 45 Watt is cool... but I ain't getting the Note 10.. So Unlock the 25 Watt charginggggggg !!!

2. LawnBoy

Posts: 198; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

Sammy screwed the pooch on the Note 10. Notes used to be the "above and beyond" phone. It's a niche phone for niche players making it the perfect testing ground for things like 10x zoom, faster charging, etc. Instead, its merely an extension of the S line while the A line gets the gadgetry. The Note line should keep the top and bottom bezels with iris scanner, facial recognition, cams, etc. Let the S line, with its 35+ million sales get the "safe" deployment options.

3. joshuaswingle

Posts: 628; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

It's been an extension of the S line since the Galaxy Note 5, so these complaints are about 4 years too late.

10. oldskool50 unregistered

Both of you are wrong. It is not an extension of the S line. The Note like the S is a Galaxy device. Each Galaxy device is a slight variation of each other. The A series or M are simply lower costing Galaxy devices that offer premium features at a lower price point. The S and Note right now are the grandparents of the Galaxy portfolio that are very similar like all Galaxy devices are, but each offers it's own unique character in the family.

11. joshuaswingle

Posts: 628; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

You understood what we both meant, no need to be pedantic.

23. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

Variations aside, the Note series always seems to end up getting the S series leftovers. Outside of the S pen, it's about time the Note series gets something that the S series didn't get in the first half of the same year. I without question prefer the S series over the Note series but it nice to see Samsung do something unconventional.

4. LawnBoy

Posts: 198; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

Yep.......I may actually look at the upcoming iPhone or Pixel. If the cams are top notch, I'll walk away from Sammy for good. That says a lot b/c I despise Apple UI and Pixels are junk. But Sammy thinks trotting out a 4 year old cam system on phone called Da Vinci is a slap in the face to Da Vinci

5. Alcyone

Posts: 480; Member since: May 10, 2018

Come out from under your rock. 4 years ago there were no triple cams on mainstream phones.

8. joshuaswingle

Posts: 628; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

The underlying primary camera tech is the same but that's about it. Now you have a variable aperture lens for that sensor and three extra cameras. But if you aren't happy with that yet still want a Samsung, wait a little longer and get the Galaxy S11, that'll introduce an all-new primary camera.

24. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

Your loss!

7. joshuaswingle

Posts: 628; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Any suggestions? Always open to new ideas!

19. Lanx1998

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 06, 2017

Off - topic suggestion - Can you guys please wind down on click bait titles? It's ruining the experience.

20. Carlitos

Posts: 671; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

It's difficult not to include "South Korean giant" Just Samsung alone is responsible for 20% of south Koreas GDP, that's insane

9. oldskool50 unregistered

3400MaH is small by today's standards? Yet it bigger than any battery vs any iPhone of similar size. Yet the same phrase you've never said about the iPhone though. And Samsung has had batteries above 3000MaH in phones that were smaller than all 3 present top models being sold by Apple right now. May be smaller to you, but it will last as long or longer than almost any phone in its price range and will have far and away more features to boot.

12. joshuaswingle

Posts: 628; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I said small "By Galaxy Note standards." And, once again, I will point out that you guys need to stop referring to everyone on this website as one. Maybe other writers haven't mentioned it, but I have certainly said that iPhones have small batteries. They do and there's no denying that. Also no denying the fact that iPhone battery life is crap, at least in my experience.

22. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You guys should do what BGR did and close the comments until everyone learns to act right. I go to the comments on Verge, and it's always civilized debates and conversations instead of flame boy wars like it is here

13. OneLove123

Posts: 1180; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Or it could be the same as the S10.

14. LawnBoy

Posts: 198; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

@Josh, you correct. The new tech is being held off until the 11. Which is disheartening for Samsung fans. The 10th anniversary phones are underwhelming, IMO. All this talk about 3 or 4 lenses is no different than talking about megapixels on a cam. Google is winning the camera shootouts with a single lens so if other manufacturers need to add 4 lenses just to come in second or third to Google, its sad.

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4261; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

How is Google's camera doing with ultra wide shots or time of flight?

16. LawnBoy

Posts: 198; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

How's any other manufacturer doing with night shots?

17. OneLove123

Posts: 1180; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I don't even take pictures in the dark. For what? It's still not that great compared to day time pictures.

18. LawnBoy

Posts: 198; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

And Pixel is still the best cam day or night. You missed the point. If Google can accomplish all that with a single lens, why do companies like Apple or Sammy with their tech not put out superior pics when they have 2, 3 or 4 cams?

21. Fred3

Posts: 561; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Cause Google haves better camera software than the rest. If only they could give better hardware and great features then i would have stuck with them.

25. kplayon

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 02, 2018

Not everyone has a software department like Google. Google strength is software and they have really top talent working on their cameras. Samsung is good but not that good.

26. ex.trimist

Posts: 6; Member since: May 23, 2019

hole on screen looks uglier than notch.

27. LawnBoy

Posts: 198; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

Apple has more money than any company on the planet and they have been a software company since its founding. No excuse why their cams always come in in the middle of the pack. I hope Apple finally wakes up and crushes everyone. I will ditch my Sammy for good.

28. perry1234

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

I realise that people might be concerned with the high charging speeds, but I would love to have the option. Especially since I can recycle any old, slower charger to elongate the battery life if required.

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