Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra may have downgraded fast charging tech: From 45W to 25W?
Samsung is set to launch its next lineup of premium flagships, the Galaxy S23 series, early next year. As spotted by tipster Ice Universe, one of the models has passed 3C certification in China, and it looks like Samsung is very insistent on sticking to slow charging speeds. The model number of the aforementioned device is SM-S9180, which signifies the Galaxy S23 Ultra. It’s Samsung’s highest-end phone. And according to the certification, its maximum charging power support caps at 25W [11V @ 2.25A].
This is lower than this year’s Galaxy S22 Ultra, which supports a maximum of 45W charging. But according to various tests conducted throughout the year, the gap between the 25W charging speeds of last year’s Galaxy S21 Ultra and this was not significant. The former tends to reach 45W charging only for a short duration of time. After that, there is a significant drop in the power output.
There are two speculations about this. One is that Samsung has probably optimised their 25W charging, which could mean constant charging speeds throughout the charge cycle. The other one is that the variant supporting 25W charging is limited to a few regions only, including China.
Based on the leaks by Ice Universe on Twitter, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is going to have similar dimensions as the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The design is also going to be the same. The main camera sensor is going to be a new 200MP one, while the telephoto sensor is going to be the same. There is no reliable information about the other sensors. The device is going to have a 5000 mAh battery and will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. On software grounds, it will have One UI 5, which is based on Android 13.