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Samsung Galaxy S22 series could miss a big charging speed upgrade after all

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Leaked Render
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Leaked Render (Image credit: Digit / Onleaks)

What you need to know

  • A new regulatory certification has revealed the charging speed for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S22 series.
  • The next-generation flagship smartphones could have a maximum charging speed of 25W.
  • Previous reports suggested that the Galaxy S22 phones would finally have an upgraded charging speed of 65W.

Samsung's upcoming flagship phone may not have a significant charging speed upgrade as previously rumored. A new certification filed with regulators in China claims that the Samsung Galaxy S22 series' battery will peak only at 25W.

Three models from the flagship series have received CCC certification, and documents obtained by WhyLab from Chinese regulators reveal a rather disappointing revelation about their charging capability. According to the screenshot below, the three Galaxy S22 series variants will only support 25W charging.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Charging Speed Certification

Source: WhyLab (Image credit: Source: WhyLab)

In addition, the devices may come with an optional travel charger labeled EP-TA800. It's the same charger that has been available for the best Samsung phones from a few years back.

The use of a 25W charger in the certification does not necessarily imply that the Galaxy S22 series will max out at that charging speed, as SamMobile pointed out. In order to obtain certification, the company typically uses standard chargers for its device. The charger used in this case may not accurately represent the phone's maximum charging speed.

Back in July, a new charging adapter with up to 65W charging for the tech giant's upcoming flagship series was spotted. The sighting offered some hope that Samsung might finally introduce an upgrade to the charging speed of its Galaxy S family of devices after years of sticking to 25W.

Some Chinese OEMs have already adopted blazingly fast charging speeds for their flagship phones, such as 120W charging on the Xiaomi 11T Pro and Nubia's RedMagic 6S Pro. It remains to be seen, however, whether the Galaxy S22 series will have faster charging speeds than its predecessor.

Jay Bonggolto always keeps a nose for news. He is a tech journalist based in the Philippines who has been writing about consumer tech for the past six years and has been using various Android phones since falling in love with Jelly Bean. When he's not writing, he likes to spend time outside, stealing scenes with his phone camera.

  • How does charging speed relate to battery life? Do batteries that are constantly charged at high (power) speeds last as long as a slower charged battery? Not sure I have ever read anything.
  • The problem I see is Samsung doesn't have tech like Oppo/Oneplus that transfers a lot of the heat to the charger. Heat is most likely the reason why Samsung throttled the 45watt charger. You will see that the 45 watt was only 7 minutes faster than the 25watt on the note 10 plus.