Leaker dampens expectations for the Samsung Galaxy S21 series as 25 W charging confirmed for entry-level model
The Galaxy S21 is not necessarily going into mass production next month, according to Roland Quandt. The Editor of WinFuture claims that Samsung 'is indeed gearing up' to manufacture the Galaxy S21 series, but do not necessarily expect the next Galaxy S smartphones to arrive earlier than the S20 series did this year.
In a similar vein, Ice Universe has tempered expectations for the S21 series in a series of tweets. While there have been many outrageous rumours about the S21 series in recent months, Ice Universe states that they will not be an 'exciting upgrade' from the likes of the S20 and S20 Ultra. None of the S21 trio will support 65 W fast charging, for example, nor a 144 Hz refresh rate. Apparently, we should expect 'conventional processor upgrades' and no technological breakthroughs with the S21 series. The leaker also claims that Samsung may reserve 45 W charging for the S21 Ultra.
A recent 3C certification supports that view, too. Spotted by the likes of MySmartPrice and Ice Universe, the listing points towards the S21 (SM-G9910) having a 25 W fast charger. It would seem unlikely to pair the S21 with a 25 W if it supported higher wattages, so 25 W may be the peak wattage at which the S21 can charge. 25 W will still recharge a smartphone quickly, but is not ambitious of Samsung for what will be one of its flagship smartphones of 1H 2021.