Latest rumor says to expect a 25W charger with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro
Earlier this month, we told you that a cryptic tweet from tipster Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) hinted at a 45W charger for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Pro. But that rumor has been shot down by XDA's Max Weinbach in a tweet that he posted today. Weinbach writes that his source says that the Galaxy Note 10 Pro will offer 25W charging, not 45W. In the same tweet, Weinbach says that there will be a Samsung Galaxy phone launching with a 45W charger, and that will be the mid-range Galaxy A90.
Galaxy Note 10 model, we wonder whether that phone will also feature a 25W charger or the 15W packed with the Galaxy S10 line. Considering that this version of the Galaxy Note 10 is expected to sport a 3400mAh battery, we wouldn't be surprised to see the slower of the two come out of the box with the basic variant of the handset. Meanwhile, a 4500mAh battery seems likely to power the Galaxy Note 10 Pro.While Weinbach doesn't mention the "standard"
Is it possible that memories of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 still haunt Sammy? The handset (a phablet is what we called it back in the day) was selling at a pace that would have made it the company's top-selling phone of all time. But thanks to problems with the 3500mAh capacity battery, several units exploded forcing Samsung to recall the phone twice. After the second recall, Samsung stopped selling the device. Since not every Galaxy Note 7 user sent their phone back to the manufacturer, Samsung was forced to send out software updates to make these units virtually unusable. The company bounced back with the Galaxy Note 8 and things have been fairly quiet since then. Yes, a Galaxy S10 5G did explode earlier this year, but that was caused by an "external impact" and was in no way related to the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.
The Samsung Galaxy A90 is a mid-range phone with flagship specs
Samsung did announce a couple of 100W Type-C power delivery controllers last month, matching Xiaomi. But neither company has planned yet to release such a fast charger even though it can fully replenish a 4000mAh battery in 17 minutes. Huawei currently uses a 40W charger on the P30 Pro and even Apple is expected to step up its charging game this year. While currently the Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR are accompanied by a 5W charging brick, the company sells an 18W charger for $29. However, the gossip around the water cooler has Apple including the 18W fast charger with the 2019 iPhone models.
The Samsung Galaxy A90 is part of the company's red hot new mid-range line. In fact, it will be the top Galaxy A model sporting a 6.7-inch display and a notchless Infinity Display. This is achieved by using a pop-up rotating camera; that's right, there are no notches, no punch-holes, just a huge screen with super thin bezels. It wouldn't be a surprise to see a 4500mAh battery power this model and if Weinbach's source is right, the phone will come with the 45W charger that many had hoped would be inside the Galaxy Note 10 box. There are conflicting reports about the chipset that will drive this unit; one calls for the Galaxy A90 to be equipped with the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform while the other says to expect a Snapdragon 700 series chipset under the hood.
We should see as many as four different Galaxy Note 10 models unveiled in August. The standard model will feature a 6.3-inch curved AMOLED display while the Galaxy Note Pro will include a 6.7-inch curved AMOLED display. And both of these models will also be available in a 5G variant.