Tuesday, December 7

Galaxy S22 could fix one of the main shortcomings of Samsung smartphones


Until now confined to a power of 25 W, Samsung could offer a charging power of 65 W on its Galaxy S22 range expected early next year.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra USB

The USB-C port of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra // Gamesdone: Arnaud Gelineau – Frandroid

Samsung’s Galaxy S line generally offers some of the best smartphones on the market with particularly high-end screens, premium performance and photo quality that easily climbs to the top of the basket. However, this does not mean that the smartphones of the Korean manufacturer offer, in all respects, the best features on the market.

There is one area in which the Seoul firm still lags significantly behind, especially its Chinese competitors: fast charging.

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Indeed, while high-end smartphones from OnePlus, Oppo or Xiaomi now offer a charging power of 65, or even 67 W, the latest Samsung models in the Galaxy S21 range are still confined to a simple fast charge of 25 W with a single 15 W charger offered in the smartphone box. Concretely, while some smartphones can now charge in 30 minutes, it takes more than an hour to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

The 65 W fast charge in the test phase

It seems, however, that Samsung is aware of this delay in fast charging and is now looking to step up a gear. On Twitter, the Korean leaker FrontTron, already the source of some leaks about the future Galaxy S22 and taken over by Android Authority, indicates that the high-end smartphones from Samsung expected early next year could see their power load increase.

Hearing 65W in test phase for Rainbow RGB…

– Tron ❂ #GalaxyUnpacked (@FrontTron) July 20, 2021

“I heard that the 65 W was in the test phase for Rainbow RGB”, he says. In the past, FrontTron had already indicated that « Rainbow » was the code name for the Galaxy S22 range and that the classic S22 had the code name Red, the S22 + the code name Green and the S22 Ultra the code name Blue. Fast charging at 65 W could therefore be deployed across the entire range (RGB) and not just on the S22 Ultra model, the most upscale.

For now, however, this information must be taken with precautions. FrontTron is still a fairly recent leaker and none of these leaks have yet been verified. Moreover, he himself indicates that this is a test phase on the part of Samsung. The smartphones have not yet entered production, so it is unclear whether the 65 W fast charge will indeed be part of the presentation of the Galaxy S22, S22 + and S22 Ultra, expected early next year.


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