Samsung's insane 45W charger for Note 10 to be priced at Apple's 30W iPhone charger

Samsung's insane 45W charger for Note 10 to be priced at Apple's 30W iPhone charger
We are moving from the 10-20W fast-charging era to the 40-50W realm, and can only be all the better for it. Samsung's 18W charging system tops up the Note 9's 4000mAh battery in less than two hours but that number is about to get greatly improved with Note 10's support for 45W charging. 

While the Note 10 will reportedly ship with the standard 18W charger, you will be able to take advantage of its fast-charging circuitry by purchasing a new charger from Samsung that a Galaxyclub report today tips will cost around 50 EUR which usually translates to $50 on this side of the pond. For comparison, Apple's 30W fast charger for the iPhone costs $49, too.

Apple does the same thing as the iPhones have fast-charging circuitry, but you have to buy that brick separately. Apple, however, offers inadequate 5W charging in the box, while Samsung's 18W will satisfy most Note 10 users, and 45W will just be icing on an already sweet cake.


So, how fast can we expect the 45W charger to top up the Note 10's 4000+ mAh battery? Well, when we tested the Mate 20 Pro with its 40W charger, it immediately shot to the top of our charging benchmark database, as it was able to top the 4200 mAh unit starting from a dead battery at 9:13 AM, to reach 100% at 10:21 AM, or a bit more than an hour. 

Looking at the charging log was also pretty telling, as 15 minutes after starting from depleted battery state, it was already at 36%, and 50 minutes after the start it hit 95%, trickling down slower from there.

Thus, the Mate 20 Pro easily crowned our fast-charging chart, as the 40W charger that comes in its box was able to restore roughly 1.5% of battery capacity per minute of charging on average, compared to 1.1% restoration with the 22W Super Charge 1.0 on the P20 Pro.

There is an even faster charging system on the market - Oppo's 50W Super VOOC - that is able to fully charge the 3400mAh battery of the Find X Lamborghini Edition in 35 minutes flat.

For now, 45W will more than suffice on the Note 10, and we can reasonably expect to be able to completely charge its big battery for about an hour, twice shorter than the one on the Note 9. The black version of the 45W charger carries product code EP-TA845XBEGWW, while the white one is with product code EP-TA845XWEGWW. 

In fact, the charger has already been approved by the Federal Communications Commission, and has passed the necessary tests so you can sleep tight knowing it delivers what it promises without sending the equipment it is attached to into literal flames. After the Note 7 incidents, Samsung is extra careful with all things charging and battery, and it this case probably doubly so, as it should, given that the charger you see here in a picture of the FCC listing can deliver forty five whopping watts of charging power to a big, tightly-packed battery unit in your future Note 10 or Note 10+ phones.


For those worried about the state of the battery after these insane speeds, Huawei was quick to point out that Super Charge 2.0 has a multi-step safety system built in, and is again certified by Germany's TÜV authority, so we'd wager to guess that Samsung hasn't left things to chance with its next generation 45W charging speeds as well. What's next after 45W and 50W? Why, a 100W charger, of course, and Xiaomi already has one in the labs to show us, while Samsung is just hinting at 100W abilities for now.

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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

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15 Comments

1. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Iphone users buy fast charger for $50? What a waste

12. Tipus

Posts: 906; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

And they're proud of it, because they aren't "bottom feeders that thrive on freebies" :))

16. dimas

Posts: 3421; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You mean they're proud getting ripped off with $1000+ gadgets without the basic accessories that should be out of the box? If your idea of stupid is proud, we'd rather not be proud at all and be bottom feeders. You go ahead and feel like kings with your apple products and we, the commoners, will enjoy the comfort and practicality of what android gives.

2. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Still also need Bigger batteries, you can have 65w Charging speed but if your nowhere need a wall plug, that wont help. We need bigger battery's & fast charging.

3. TadTrickle

Posts: 115; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

There's no expandable memory on this phone?! That's what I heard. If true, samsung, what are you doing? Then the 3.5jack too? Smh...... Please, someone tell me the sd is still there

13. pimpin83z

Posts: 597; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

The phone hasn't been announced yet. Wait until August 7th.

4. TadTrickle

Posts: 115; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

Btw, there's already an article saying the note 10 isn't packing the 55+, it didn't make the cut

5. maherk

Posts: 7023; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm sorry, but why can Huawei, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and plenty more include their fastest charger bricks in retail box, and Samsung can't? They're pulling an Apple with this move. Yes, their 15w charger is still faster than the stone age 5w charger Apple includes, but that's still a greedy move. What's next, put the old SPen in the box, and make us buy the BT one separately?

7. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

This is a greedy move that will hurt Samsung, as most Samsung buyers are bottom feeders that thrive on freebies.

8. Alcyone

Posts: 582; Member since: May 10, 2018

I got a freebie when i got my Samsung. I was given the knowledge that my iphone days were done. Too walled in. Much more productive with Android. And a fast charger in the box!? Id charge my phone twice, as it'd take to charge yours once. Did you get a fast charger in your box?

9. TadTrickle

Posts: 115; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

I know that's bait, but name one person that doesn't like freebies

14. pimpin83z

Posts: 597; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Back to posting nonsense I see.

15. stferrari

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

You know apple-rulz, you exemplify the sickening biggotry that many, if not most, Apple users have for those who do not conform to their point of view. You just can't seem to grasp the concept that there are more excellent moble products in the world than just those made by Apple. You are obviously not the "sharpest tool in the shed". Apple makes great products as do Samsung, Google, One Plus, etc. (Sorry I can't list all the great manufacturer's out there so feel free to insert your favorite HERE), so grow up.

10. Vyshak75

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

As per sammobile, Samsung will bundle a 25w charger with the Note10.

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