The Galaxy Note 10+ will support 45W charging but its charger might not
The Galaxy S10's 15W charger
As consumers demand better smartphone autonomy and batteries grow bigger as a result, the chargers that ship with smartphones are becoming increasingly important. However, if the latest information is anything to go by, the charger shipping with the Galaxy Note 10+ could be rather disappointing.
The included charger may support 25W charging only
As previously reported, the Galaxy Note 10+ will support Samsung’s new 45W fast charging technology straight out of the box. This should help the smartphone compete more directly with the Huawei P30 Pro, a device which supports the latter’s 40W SuperCharge alternative, and ultimately reduce charging times by a significant margin. The upgraded tech will undoubtedly be met with open arms by fans of Samsung, existing customers, and anybody looking to purchase the next-gen flagship. According to tipster Ice Universe, though, not everyone will be able to benefit from it.
Apparently, Samsung won’t be including a 45W charger inside the box and is instead planning to bundle in a 25W brick. The new strategy should still represent an improvement over the Galaxy S10 series – Samsung ships a 15W charger with these phones – but it’ll undoubtedly be met with quite a bit of disappointment from those hoping to benefit from maximum charging speeds. The latter, according to the tipster, can only be achieved by purchasing a 45W charger which Samsung will sell separately.
The Galaxy Note 10+'s charger will be better than the Galaxy S10's
On a related note, Ice Universe says the Galaxy Note 10+ will also support 20W wireless charging. Much like the 45W brick, though, compatible wireless chargers won’t be included inside the box and will instead need to be purchased.
In regards to the standard Galaxy Note 10, there’s no concrete information at the moment which suggests Samsung will include 45W fast charging support. Instead, it seems more likely the company will adopt a similar strategy to Huawei’s whereby it reserves the best charging technology for its most premium device.
The move means the Galaxy Note 10 will probably support a maximum charging speed of 25W. Although not nearly as high as 45W, the upside is that buyers won’t need to purchase a separate charger in order to access the shortest charging times. Also, as mentioned above, the change still represents a decent improvement over the Galaxy S10’s 15W charging technology.
Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10+ battery capacities
There’s quite a bit of contradictory battery information floating around at the moment but the latest reports suggest the Galaxy Note 10+ will ship with a 4,170mAh battery on the inside. The capacity isn’t quite as high as the 4,500mAh cell that was previously rumored but it does represent a decent increase of 170mAh over the 4,000mAh battery included in last year’s Galaxy Note 9.
The Galaxy Note 10+ should have a bigger battery than the Galaxy Note 9
The battery capacity of the standard Galaxy Note 10 remains an even bigger mystery. Previous reports have mentioned 4,300mAh and 4,170mAh sizes but the most credible bit of information points towards a 3,400mAh battery inside the compact flagship. Nevertheless, do take into account the fact that this is still far from confirmed.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10/+ release date and pricing
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ will make their international debut on August 7th at the next Unpacked event in New York City. The smartphones will be unveiled in their entirety on that day and should be joined by the Galaxy Watch Active 2 and the high-end Galaxy Tab S6.
Pre-orders for the two flagship smartphones will likely commence immediately after the event and should be followed up by shipments a couple of weeks later. The exact retail price points are yet to be confirmed but recent leaks have mentioned a €999 price tag for the standard model in Europe and €1149 for the larger variant.
Pricing for the United States hasn’t yet been revealed but it’s possible the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ will retail at $999 and $1149 respectively.