The Samsung Galaxy S22 series of smartphones is expected to launch sometime in early 2022. And while that’s still a long way off, leaks have begun to point to what we could expect from the upcoming lineup of smartphones.
According to Twitter tipster FrontTron, the upcoming Galaxy S22 series flagship smartphones could charge 65W fast. While the tweet mentions “Rainbow,” the leakster clarified that this is the official code designation of the S22 series. The ‘R’, ‘G’ and ‘B’ refer to the standard Galaxy S22, the Galaxy S22 Plus and the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
A boost for the Galaxy S22 battery
While Samsung pretty much standardized that 25W wired fast charging on its flagships for a while, the S20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 10 Plus were the only exceptions with 45W fast charging. The extra wattage didn’t make any significant changes to charging time, though.
And competition like the OnePlus 9 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra already offer 65W or faster charging speeds, which significantly reduces the charging time of those smartphones. This could be a potential trigger for Samsung to finally consider faster charging speeds.
Some may argue that slower charging speeds preserve battery life, which could be a possible reason why Samsung hasn’t introduced higher wattage charging yet. But technologies such as smart charging and smartphones that learn usage patterns to only fully charge when needed are effective safeguards.
We don’t know much about the battery capacity of the Galaxy S22 series yet, but Samsung itself has confirmed that it won’t include chargers in the box with future smartphones, so you should expect to buy a separate charger in addition to your flagship Samsung. you don’t have one yet. And if Samsung does introduce faster charging speeds, it might be wise to spend some extra cash to buy a charger with the right wattage.