The Samsung Galaxy S10 will be an innovative flagship that will introduce all kinds of improvements, but Samsung seems to skip one thing: the charging speed. There is also a photo leaked on which the alleged Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus can be seen.
Image of the Galaxy S10 Plus appeared
An image of what the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus appears to have appeared on Reddit. The photo is rather out of focus, but a number of features of the smartphone are still visible. For example, we see the front-filling screen with a small hole in front of the double selfie camera. This makes the edges above and below the screen considerably thinner than with the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
Such a hole is something we will probably see on many more Android phones this year. This makes the notch superfluous, while such a camera hole also takes a much smaller ‘bite’ out of the screen. With the regular Galaxy S10, the hole is also slightly smaller, because the smartphone has a single front camera. The same applies to the Galaxy S10E, a cheaper version that Samsung probably also releases.
Charge Samsung Galaxy S10
A while ago the rumor appeared that the Samsung Galaxy S10 would charge faster than its predecessors due to an improved adapter. A 3C certification from China contradicts this because the same 15-watt charger is mentioned in the specifications.
The South Korean manufacturer has been using the same adapter for years and although Samsung devices certainly charge smoothly, there are now several competitors that do this better.
Consider, for example, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, which after a half hour of charging is again 70 (!) Percent full, or the OnePlus 6T that has a 20 (or 30) Watt adapter. Loading from zero to 100 percent is not necessarily slower with Samsung flagships than with other Android phones, but it does load from zero to half the battery capacity. And that’s a shame because this is ideal when you almost have to leave the door and want to quickly load your phone.
Do charge other smartphones
According to rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S10 gets a handy function to charge other smartphones wirelessly. This feature would be called ‘Powershare’. It works like this: you put an Android smartphone (or iPhone) – which has to support wireless charging – on the back of the Galaxy S10, and the device powers the battery of the other phone. A similar feature is also on Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro.
Of course, the Galaxy S10 will also be able to charge itself wirelessly and in that area, Samsung has its affairs in order. The company’s phones charge wireless charging faster than most competitors and support the Qi standard, allowing you to use any wireless charging pad. Reportedly, the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10E also get bigger batteries than their predecessors; of 3500, 4000 and 3100 mAh, respectively.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 will be unveiled on February 20 at an Unpacked event in San Francisco. The devices may be ordered immediately after the presentation, after which the release must take place on 8 March. Keep an eye on Golobal Tech for all the news about the new top device.