No ultra-fast charging here: New Galaxy S11 leak points to Samsung making another sideways step

The Galaxy S11: Staying true to form? (Image source: Pinoy Techno Guide)
The Galaxy S11: Staying true to form? (Image source: Pinoy Techno Guide)
The Samsung Galaxy S11 has passed through certification in China ahead of its anticipated launch in Q1 2020. While fans of the Galaxy S series have been teased with the prospect of the Galaxy S11 including powerful cameras and a 120 Hz display among other innovations, the reality in some areas may be more mundane. Galaxy S11 is coming, and it will include a 25 W charger in the box. These are the words of @UniverseIce, who confirmed that Samsung's next flagship has recently passed through certification in China. The results, a photo of which we have included below, detail that the EP-TA800 will be bundled with the Galaxy S11. This is the same charger that Samsung includes with the Galaxy Note 10+, for reference. The ChargerLab has conducted some thorough tests of the EP-TA800, Samsung's 25 W charger. Interestingly, the website demonstrated that the charger can only transmit 14.7 W to the Galaxy S10+ and not 25 W as Samsung advertises.

@UniverseIce states that the Galaxy S11 will support 45 W chargers though, just like the Galaxy Note 10+ does. However, Samsung will continue to sell its 45 W EP-TA845 charger separately. Followers of the leaker have chimed in on the matter, with some suggesting that Samsung is acting cheaply by including only a 25 W charger with its next flagship handset. As others have pointed out, Huawei, OnePlus, Oppo and Realme all include higher wattage chargers with their devices than Samsung does.

There is some disagreement over the advantages that 45 W charging brings over 25 W charging, though. As others on the ensuing thread have stated, a 25 W charger can fully recharge a device in about an hour, which should be quick enough for most people's patience. Meanwhile, the difference between the two wattages may be as little as ten minutes. Conversely, some people surmise that paying around US$1,000 for a smartphone entitles them to the best hardware that Samsung has to offer.

Ultimately, the question around what wattage charger Samsung includes with their flagships lies with what kind of Android OEM it wants to be. Including 25 W chargers with another generation of flagship handsets suggests that it is happy with not pushing the boundaries in all areas, though.

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Alex Alderson, 2019-11-21 (Update: 2019-11-21)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.