Cryptic clues: Samsung looks set to bring 45 W charging to the Galaxy Note 10
Ice universe has weighed in once again to steer Galaxy Note 10 rumours and speculation. Last week, Samsung announced that it had been developing chargers capable of delivering 100 W of power via USB Type-C. Speculation ensued that the South Korean company planned to enable 100 W charging on the Galaxy Note 10, codenamed da Vinci, but Ice universe has scuppered any notion of that happening.
Previously, the tipster expressed their hesitation about Samsung bringing 100 W charging to the Note 10, and now they have taken to Twitter once again to clarify the matter. In a cryptic tweet, Ice universe posted a portrait of da Vinci with the caption "10101". Followers were quick to work out that 10101 was binary for 45 as a decimal number and inferred that this means the Galaxy Note 10 will support 45 W charging.
This seems like a more likely charging power than 100 W would, but we would not rule out Samsung bringing that its smartphones once the technology has matured. Either way, 45 W charging would edge out Huawei's SuperCharge or OnePlus' Warp Charge 30, which peak at 40 W and 30 W respectively. In turn, this would allow Samsung to claim that the Note 10 has the highest capacity charging of any smartphone currently on the market.
Keep in mind that the Note 10 may not achieve the accolade of being the fastest charging smartphone though. The upcoming phablet is rumoured to have up to a 4,500 mAh battery, which will probably take longer to charge than the 4,000 mAh battery in the OnePlus 7 Pro or the 4,200 mAh battery of the P30 Pro.