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Nubia announces its new 65W charging brick as Samsung plays catch-up with one of its own

Nubia's new power accessory. (Source: Nubia)
Nubia's new power accessory. (Source: Nubia)
Nubia is the latest smartphone OEM to slap its name on a power brick with fancy specs: gallium nitride-based charging with a 65 watt (W) rate and multiple ports in this case. However, it seems Samsung is hot on its heels by certifying a 65W accessory of its own. Could it be meant for the Galaxy Z Fold3?
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Nubia has launched a new accessory, the GaN Pro 65W Triple-Ports Charger. As this name might suggest, it is a new power brick with up-to-date gallium nitride technology that can charge devices at up to 65 watts (W) with what Nubia called "NeoCharge" tech.

The brand claims that this new Pro charger is smaller than the average brick (often a hallmark of GaN accessories) and has in-built systems to protect it from excessive heat, current or voltage, as welll as short-circuits. Then again, it seems it might need a specific cable to achieve its best effects, which is also (of course) sold by Nubia.

The brick also has 3 ports, 2 of which are type-Cs that support its top charging rate, whereas the other is a type A port that might allow older accessories to charge alongside a newer phone or laptop. Nubia has priced it at US$40 and will make it available soon.

Interestingly, this will be done via the same website as its RedMagic flagship gaming phones. This move might fuel rumors that their upcoming 2021 generation will support fast charging - then again, the Pro variant of this alleged 6 series is also supposed to have a new, 120W rate.

Meanwhile, it seems Samsung is also on the way to releasing a new charging accessory of its own with similar spes. The EP-TA865 has been certified by TUV, which shows that it is also capable of a 65W top rate (although it is too early to say whether it is also GaN or not). Therefore, it seems it will join Nubia (not to mention Xiaomi) in the fast-charging market soon.

By contrast, the fastest power brick currently sold by Samsung is 45W, and is compatible with flagships that include the Galaxy Note 10 series or later phones. However, the leaked existence of the EP-TA865 suggests that a subsequent premium device might be able to use its new top rate. The Galaxy Z Fold3, as the OEM's rumored new flagship foldable, is the best candidate to date.

Samsung's new 65W charger is approved for use. (Source: TUV via MySmartPrice)
Samsung's new 65W charger is approved for use. (Source: TUV via MySmartPrice)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-02- 8 (Update: 2021-02- 8)