The Galaxy Note 10+ will support 45W charging but its charger might not

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. 

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 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.

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Galaxy Note 10+
  • Display 6.8" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4300 mAh

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40 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 818; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

People want to charge their phones in 30 min, but forget that much faster charges will decrease number of cycles battery can give.

5. Mrmark

Posts: 383; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

How long you keep your device for? I personally don't care about battery decrease because I don't keep a device long enough to see that problem.

10. User123456789

Posts: 818; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I bought one in 2013, second in 2015 and third in 2016. The third was not planned, but second got damaged and costumer service made situation worse, I got money back then bought the third. On internet tou find many owners of note 4 that had more than one battery within 3 years

12. pimpin83z

Posts: 469; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

"...you'll find many owners of note 4 that had more than one battery within 3 years." Yes, I was one of them. However, that was an issue with the battery, not the phone. My Note 8 battery has always been good & has gotten much better since the update to Pie.

14. User123456789

Posts: 818; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

The point is the battery. Not the device. The battery of your note is fine , it has QC2.0 ... But if it had support for 30W and you were using 30W charger, no way your battery would still have same health it has now.

25. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

The fast charging capabilities has minimum impact on the battery life. So minuscule that it actually benefits the whole experience. If your battery would have aged in 500 cycles, high watt charging would take 490 cycles.

28. matistight

Posts: 980; Member since: May 13, 2009

Idiots that don't know about the eMMC failing are the ones owning the Note 4 and hating it because they're too cheap to upgrade.

26. matistight

Posts: 980; Member since: May 13, 2009

EXACTLY

8. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 554; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

User123456789 I agree with you I keep my phone for 2-4 years so I prefer battery to last for a long time. Even now when I charge my phone I take quick charge off and leave the normal charge speeds on.

15. Plutonium239

Posts: 1199; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

That is not necessarily true.

22. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

You know, we all might enjoy charging our batteries 15 minutes faster, but faster degradation of batteries means accelerated accumulation of toxic waste That either polite our landfills or add cost to recycling efforts. Thank about that next time you plug in your 45watt charger. Battery capacity retention gives longer life for the device which means someone can use that same phone with that same battery for extra years to come vs just piling on an already devastation human footprint scenario. Maybe PA can write a more in-depth analysis on this!

2. apple-rulz

Posts: 2020; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Greedy Samsung won't include the fastest charger in the box. It's all about profits with Samsung, screw the customer.

4. abhicool

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 25, 2018

Oh really "apple-rulz"?????? I think you are mistaken by apple's charger which use to come default in the box. Samsung at least provide 15w charger, unlike apple which only provide 5w crap

11. User123456789

Posts: 818; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Funny thing is the ipads come with 12W charger, while iphones with 5W . LOL.

30. matistight

Posts: 980; Member since: May 13, 2009

Right? 12w should come with the Plus model phones, X, XS, XR (maybe not, because of it's price) and the XS Max

37. Mike88

Posts: 327; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

Ipad pro comes with 18w charger and it's the same one needed to fast charge the iPhone XS

17. mackan84

Posts: 375; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Did seriously none of you see the sarcasm in his comment? Man you smartphone-nerds are more sensitive then a millennial feminist...

19. Vancetastic

Posts: 1103; Member since: May 17, 2017

As a millennial feminist, I resent this comment.

40. LiveFaith

Posts: 453; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Oh the irony.

20. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Still Samsung is a scum because their phones support 45W and yet they don’t include it. Just like their display, it support but it compromise battery.

27. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Apple fans should not say this. Doesn’t make sense.

6. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 554; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

LOL Apple do the exact same thing but they are worse because their chargers are the slowest. You need to use the macbook chargers to get faster speeds which obviously you also have to pay extra for. You quick to jump on Samsung but seem to forget the fact Apple have been doing this for years.

9. Mike88

Posts: 327; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

Chargers can be bought any time but the phone should support it so it's good that it'll support 45W charging even if it's not included in the box.. I had to buy a fast charger for my iPhone XS and I didn't mind it much that they didn't included one in the box. I don't even mind that iPhones aren't 45W and not gonna be anytime soon, the phone is amazing. Note 10 is also shaping to be a good device, the best Android phone. I won't like to compare it with iPhones which are great in their own way due to a superior OS.

18. Vancetastic

Posts: 1103; Member since: May 17, 2017

You forgot the “in my opinion” at the end...

33. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

He wrote that opinion, which means it’s his.

39. Vancetastic

Posts: 1103; Member since: May 17, 2017

Uh, duh.

13. Tipus

Posts: 847; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

"It's all about profits with Samsung, screw the customer." You described Apple's business approach perfectly. :))

21. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

But Samsung approach is plan of obsolescence. 2 days old Samsung fail, galaxies that’s good to perform a year, cheap Sammy phones for a year, and Note exploding.

23. Tipus

Posts: 847; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

You really are special, aren't you? :)))

29. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Such a kid!!

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