South Korean manufacturing giant, Samsung, usually releases its new Galaxy flagship series in the first quarter of the year. Considering that we are already in Q3, we have only a few months to the launch of a new Galaxy series. Earlier today, there was a report that the Samsung Galaxy S23 series got the Chinese 3C certification. The certification reveals that this series will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. In fact, these devices may even be the first to use this flagship processor. However, the chip information is not what catches the attention of users.
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Samsung Galaxy S23 series only supports 25W charging
The 3C certification also reveals that the Samsung Galaxy S23 will support only 25W wired fast charging. This is a huge disappointment for many Android users. For a high-end flagship in 2023, the 25W fast charge is slightly less competitive than competing products. According to PhoneArena, all OnePlus mid-range models now support 150W wired flash charging. This means that the charging capacity of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series will be a disappointment. In fact, in the Android camp, anything below 50W is appalling.
Compared with the Android camp opponents, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series’ fast charging is obviously at a disadvantage. But compared with the iPhone 14 series, Samsung’s 25W fast charge is an advantage. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with a large 5000mAh battery gets a full charge in about an hour using its 25W charger. By comparison, the iPhone 14 Pro Max uses a 30W charger and takes about two hours to charge from 0 to 100%. This is almost twice as long as the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
However, these models are nowhere near other Chinese flagships. At present, iQOO 10 Pro has mass-produced commercial 200W wired fast charging, which can charge the large 4700 mAh battery to 100% in just 10 minutes. It is foreseeable that in 2023 we will also see the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 smartphone that supports 200W flash charging.