Samsung Galaxy S22 will reportedly support 65W fast charging tech

But the rivals have already moved on to 120W charging solutions.

Highlights
  • Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S22 flagship smartphones could support 65W fast charging
  • The charger will probably not be included in the retail box
  • The new 65W charger could feature a USB Type-C port instead of a standard USB Type-A connector

A new leak suggests that Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S22, will support 65W fast charging technology. This isn’t the first time that we’re hearing of a 65W charger from the South Korean giant. Back in April this year, a Samsung 65W charger had appeared on the website of India’s BIS certification agency. The company has been quite late to the fast charging game, with its most recent flagships only offering up to 45W fast charging support. Most other Samsung devices still offer maximum charging speeds of 25W. That should hopefully change with the Galaxy S22 lineup.

Samsung Galaxy S22 65W fast charging

For a very long time, Samsung had been using 15W chargers on its devices, including flagship models. However, that changed back in 2019 when the company introduced 25W and 45W charging support on its smartphones. Fast forward to 2021, and we’re still stuck with a maximum of 45W charging support on Samsung’s flagship phones. It lags behind the charging tech used by some of the other brands such as OnePlus, OPPO, Xiaomi, which offer 65W fast charging on flagship — and sometimes even on affordable — smartphones.

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 lineup offered a maximum charging speed of 25W, which is pretty slow for a 2021 device. That might finally change with the Galaxy S22 series, as a recent leak suggests that the phones will support 65W fast charging. The leak comes from prominent leaker FrontTron, who tweeted that the 65W charging is being tested on the Rainbow RGB. Now, Rainbow is the codename for the Galaxy S22 devices, whereas R, G, and B stand for the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra. 

It would be nice to have 65W fast charging support on the Galaxy S22 series, but how fast will it be compared to the current 25W speeds, only time will tell. And of course, Samsung will most likely not ship the 65W charger in the box, and it’ll be sold as an optional extra. The charger is expected to feature a USB Type-C port instead of a USB Type-A connector.

Even at 65W, the Samsung Galaxy S22 won’t have the fastest charging speeds in the market though. Phones like Mi 10 Ultra, iQOO 7, and nubia Red Magic 6 already offer 120W charging speeds, with brands working on still-faster charging tech. In fact, Xiaomi in May unveiled its HyperCharge 200W fast-charging solution, which will reportedly be available on smartphones in 2022.

Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2100 | 8 GBProcessor
6.06 inches Display
50 MP + 12 MP + 12 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
3800 mAh Battery
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Samsung Galaxy S22 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 89,999
Release Date: 28-Oct-2021 (Expected)
Variant: 8 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured