The Samsung Galaxy S10 series may support improved fast charging

The Samsung Galaxy S10 series may support improved fast charging
Samsung Galaxy S10+ concept render

Samsung’s 15W fast charging technology was pretty impressive when it first launched a few years back. However, subsequent solutions from rivals have aged the company’s tech quite a bit. With the Galaxy S10, though, this could all change.

According to tipster Ice Universe, Samsung is currently hard at work on new fast-charging technology. The source didn’t provide any numbers, so it’s unclear how big the leap in charging speeds will be, but he did state that Samsung’s current 15W solution will soon “become history.” This suggests that the company’s next-generation tech will be significantly more powerful.

No matter how quick Samsung’s solution is, there’s no denying the company faces tough competition from the likes of Huawei and OnePlus. In the case of the former, the Chinese giant now bundles a ridiculously-powerful 40W SuperCharger in with the Mate 20 Pro. This allows users to charge as much as 70% of the phone’s 4,200mAh battery in just 30 minutes. OnePlus, on the other hand, recently unveiled Warp Charge 30 which provides “a day’s power in 20 minutes.”

Unlike Apple, Samsung is expected to bundle its new fast chargers inside Galaxy S10 boxes. If Huawei’s plans are any indication, though, there's a chance that owners of the Galaxy S10 Lite will have to make do with the company’s current 15W solution rather than the newer tech due to cost-cutting measures.

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Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh

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12 Comments

1. monkeyb

Posts: 413; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

“Unlike Apple, Samsung is expected to bundle its fast charger” It is not expected. It is a known fact that almost every Android phone manufacturer bundles fast charger along with their phones. Apple will escape with these things as long as their brand lotality remains strong.

5. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Except for Sony of course lol

2. Joosty

Posts: 480; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Well , I would hope so? lol.

3. ahmadkun

Posts: 608; Member since: May 02, 2016

All what i can see ? Death battle in 2019 Huawei vs Samsung popcorn is here already

4. rabramson2443 unregistered

Apple's shady business practices is finally catching up with it. Why people would continue buying this brand is beyond. My comprehension.

6. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

The reason Apple has such loyalty is simple. Because being part of the status quo comes at a cost and in order to e a melted into that group, you gotta pay the price. And for those type of people. perception takes a front seat to things like common sense.

10. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

It's simple actually. Preference. iPhone/iOS has it's quirk on it's own. Just like any other phone, people buy things they like, the best is not always the best for everybody.

7. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Jo's. If the one phone you spoke of has a 40W charger and it charges of the battery at 4200mah in 30 mins, that's not really all that gast. The S6 edge had a 3500Mah battery and the phone charged from zero to 60% in the same time of 30 mins on a 15W power supply. Donit seems that faster charger isnt all that much faster when you do the math. Also here is something else you are considering. Damsung chose to use "adaptive charging" which allows their devices to support 2 standards, while all the other guys are only supporting Qi. Samsung went for versatility, while other didnt. With Samsung phones I can use any USB Type C cable, while on some of the other options, you must use the supplied cable to a totally get that sleed. With Samsung I get the same charging speed even with a non branded cable.

8. lcworld

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 21, 2018

Fast charging is great. However more importantly the S10 better not be like the S9 with only one cam at the back. For me at least 2 cams, one very wide at 18mm or so another at 60mm. Both optical stabilized and both large sensors with low pixel count. It's better to have 2 large sensors than 4 small ones. You can always crop the image. Photo enthusiasts who actually purchase products don't look for small pixel patch with high pixel count.

11. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"S10 better not be like the S9 with only one cam at the back" You do not need more then one camera for great pictures. Pixel has already proven that.

9. LouisMariano5

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

samsung should have taken a que from lenovos z5 pro by putting a sliding mechanism on its phone so it could have an all bezel front with NO HOLE and the selfie camera slides out like on the lenovo...... that would have been a smart move !

12. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

I would prefer a secondary screen on the rear and no camera on the front of the device so 98% of the front can be all screen like the Nubia X.

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