Samsung's announcement hints at 100W fast charging for the Galaxy Note 10

Samsung's announcement hints at 100W fast charging for the Galaxy Note 10
Samsung has moved to the top of the field in the fast charging wars by introducing today a pair of new Type-C power delivery (PD) controllers. The SE8A and MM101 both are embedded with an eFlash feature that allows for firmware updates. Both controllers also provide up to 100 watts of power (20V / 5A). The SE8A contains an extra security feature called Secure Element making it the first PD controller to offer an extra level of security. The MM101 can sense moisture which could stop the charging process in situations where the user could receive a fatal shock. It also supports the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for product authentication. Both chips have "over-voltage" protection.

With the new PD controllers inside a phone, authorized chargers will be able to communicate with a handset to pass through the "optimal amount" of juice to make sure the battery is being charged in the most efficient manner. The 100W charging capability compares to the 15W fast charging capability on the Galaxy S10 line and the 25W that comes out of the box on Sammy's mid-range Galaxy A line and the Galaxy S10 5G. While Samsung didn't reveal any estimated charging stats with its announcement, Xiaomi did earlier this year when it unveiled its own 100W technology called "Super Charge Turbo." The Chinese manufacturer said that its system could charge a 4000mAh battery from 0% to 50% in just seven minutes, and take that same battery from 0% to 100% in just 17 minutes.

We could see a 100W charger come with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10


Samsung also points out that with a 100W charger in tow, a smartphone user carrying a laptop, a tablet or a monitor will be able to use the same adapter. This will allow someone on the road to pack fewer accessories. It isn't such a big deal in the larger scheme of things, but every little thing helps when you need to leave home to do your job.


Samsung says that the MM101 is currently in the sampling phase while the SE8A is in mass production. That means that we possibly could see 100W fast charging made available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or another high-end handset released by the manufacturer later this year.


Other companies have been stepping up their fast charging game and Apple is expected to join them. Instead of the 5W chargers that Apple includes with the purchase of an iPhone, there is speculation that it will swap out those power adapters for the same 18W chargers that ship with the iPad Pro. Currently, iPhone users have to spend $50 to buy the 18W adapter from the Apple Store. The recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro comes with the same Warp Charge 30 fast charging system first introduced with the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. With the Warp Charge 30, the 4000mAh battery on the latest model will charge up to nearly 50% in only 20 minutes. Oppo's SuperVOOC charges at 50W and the foldable Huawei Mate X will feature a 55W fast charger.

The combination of larger capacity batteries and faster-charging systems is certainly a boon to power users. Most smartphones will go a whole day without requiring a charge, and when the time does come to plug in, a decent amount of power is restored in just a few minutes using a fast charging system.

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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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25 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 1008; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Before note 11 hits shelves, buyers of note 10 will be paying for new batteries.

8. Allday28

Posts: 340; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

True story! Fast charging murders battery life.

12. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

no its not!! you have no idea what are you talking about.

18. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well if nothing else you can cook some Weiner's, Marshmallows and have a little cook out with a 100 watt charger. Dam, it would be great in the winter as well. Charge your smartphone and get some heat. All good I guess. :-)

13. oldskool50 unregistered

That is a lie. You have zero idea what you are talking about.

19. slim3bdo

Posts: 186; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

2 years been using dash charger for my op5 and the battery is still great . Go whine about your iphone with its slow charger ,and batteries the broke after 1 year requiring throttling so it wont shut down on 40 %

23. AbhiD

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

So you see no difference between 20 watts and 100 watts? And the kind of solution OnePlus employs, no one else does. OnePlus phones go for just 5 Volts, 4 Amps(in Dash) and 5 Volts, 6 Amps(in Warp). This means that phone and battery do not heat up while charging. And hence no side effects. Won't be the case with PD charging.

10. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

Hopefully Samsung will continue to offer the option within the settings to disable fast charging. A 100 watt charger seems as though it will reduce the lifespan of the battery. I will have plenty of time to see how it works out since I upgrade every two years and I just purchased my s10+ this month.

14. oldskool50 unregistered

The fact is, you have zero idea how the technology works. If that was so true then why are all fast charging phones still have perfectly working batteries? You're wrong anyways and I'm tire of posting the fact. Just go to Qualcomm website and read what they say about fast charging. The shirt version is simple. Batteries that are design to be fast charged are design to accept a certain amount of voltage. They dont degrade any faster just because they were designed to be charged faster. Everytime I see some simpleton claim that fast charging degrees batteries faster, shows how uneducated you are about the facts. You're wrong and it is just that simple.

15. oldskool50 unregistered

: Can Quick Charge hurt my smartphone's battery? A: Quick Charge operates within the design parameters of batteries found in most smartphones. It is just charging the battery the way it is designed to be charged. Device manufacturers build smartphones with a specific battery that can accept a specific level of charge. The battery size and maximum current of each battery are design decisions made by the manufacturer and can vary from smartphone to smartphone, tablet to tablet and so on. However, traditional battery charging technology does not come close to the full power requirements of today's large batteries. Quick Charge is designed to allow device manufacturers to achieve the full rated capability of the batteries they choose while still meeting the performance and safety standards set by the battery manufacturer. https://www.qualcomm.com/solutions/mobile-computing/features/quick-charge/faq

2. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

As much as I'd like to see it offered with the Note 10, I doubt Samsung will release it this year given their track record with the Note 7.

3. Alan01

Posts: 627; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

As much as we get blamed for keeping it fresh in everyone's memories, I think Samsung is over that now. But it is an interesting take. Thanks for the comment. Regards, Alan

7. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

"As much as we get blamed for keeping it fresh in everyone's memories..." Admitting it is the first step. Getting over it like Samsung is the next.

20. slim3bdo

Posts: 186; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

So you admit it . And you seem to like this comment , ROFL .

11. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

This 100 watt charger implementation will definitely raise concerns for those of us that remember the Note 7 catastrophe. One can't help but question how hot the battery and/or other components in the phones will get as well as the phones ability to dissipate heat.

21. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I 100% agree. Yes the company needs to move on, however it's always best to never get complacent and stay grounded. Btw this is coming from a Note 5 user that will most likely upgrade to the Note 10 so I'm not trying to hate on Samsung.

4. gd761

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

100W for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is a GREAT Addition to it's Features!

5. ahmadkun

Posts: 615; Member since: May 02, 2016

Those people are not messing around .. they keep impressing me every year

6. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

I mean as long as it will be safe really great for consumers.

9. RoryBreaker

Posts: 238; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Very concerned how this will affect battery health.

17. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

If it works as advertised, everyone will be jealous. They'll talk trash, but they'll be jealous.

22. DroidTech

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

I Just can't think of a reason why it could be a bad idea...

24. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Battery capacity is as important as charging speeds. Make it 5000mAh for the Note 10.

25. perry1234

Posts: 648; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Unlike most commenters, I for one like the fact that there is an option for 100W charging in the first place. What I would do is, use a slow charger (15W~25W) to charge the phone overnight, but use the 100W charger when I am travelling/ at the airport/in a hurry. That should strike a good balance between convenience and bettry longevity.

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