What you need to know
- Samsung shipped the Galaxy Note 10+ last year with only a 25W charger, even though it was capable of 45W charging.
- This year, Samsung is likely packaging the S20 series with the best charger that each phone is compatible with.
- The Galaxy S20 and S20+ will both get a 25W charger, while the S20 Ultra will boast a 45W charger, according to reports.
Last year, Samsung pulled a page from Apple's book and decided to ship both the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ with a 25W charger. While that's just fine for the former phone and the maximum charging speed it supports anyways, the Note 10+, on the other hand, was capable of going up to 45W. Buying a charger that let you get full use out of the Galaxy Note 10+'s fast charging tech cost an additional $50.
Thankfully, Samsung seems to be giving its customers a fair shake this time around, as a new bit of information from WinFuture's Roland Quandt suggests that each phone in the Galaxy S0 series will come with the fastest charger it can support:
While that's nice to know — and it'll certainly help you save some money — it is also disappointing to see Samsung sticking to 25W charging on two of its flagship phones when competitors like Xiaomi and OPPO are already shipping phones with 65W chargers — and even looking beyond that.
I guess the Note 7 fiasco is still etched firmly in the South Korean giant's memory, and it wants to play it safe when it comes to the batteries in its phones.
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