Samsung’s upcoming 45 W fast charger will cost almost as much as a low-end smartphone
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A month ago, the fast charger codenamed EP-TA845 was spotted for the first time. Now, it has been confirmed that this piece of hardware is the 45 W charger for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10. Sadly, there is also a dark side to this story: if the rumors turn out to be true, Samsung will not ship this charger with its next-gen flagship device and will choose to sell it separately instead. The price tag? No less than US$55 — around US$20 away from the cheapest Android Go handsets on the market such as the Xiaomi Redmi Go.
According to Dutch website GalaxyClub, the EP-TA845 charger will be available in black and white. The codenames of these models are EP-TA845XBEGWW (black) and EP-TA845XWEGWW (white). Sadly, the price expected for the European market is 50 EUR, which currently converts to over US$56.
If the rumors turn out to be accurate, Samsung will ship the 25 W fast charger — codenamed EP-TA800 — with the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. For those who leave the phone connected to the charger overnight, there will be no difference between this and the 45 W fast charger. On the other hand, the charge speed increase provided by the EP-TA845 is obvious when a 15 to 30 minutes partial charge time is involved.
If Samsung is planning to put 45 W fast charging next to wireless charging — a handy feature that the phone supports out of the box, but without having the required accessory included in the standard retail package — this move will not win them any fans for sure. If you have any thoughts regarding this, feel free to drop them in the comments section below.