Something tasty is seemingly coming to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Rumours about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 have been coming thick and fast lately. Most have been concerning what camera technology the South Korean company is planning to, or not planning as the case may be, use in its latest flagship phablet. Lest we forget that it has been less than a month since we reported on rumours about what wattage at which the Note 10 will charge. Previously, the notion of 50 W fast charging has been mooted, but now Samsung has made an announcement that makes that idea seem conservative.
An official press release states that the company has already started mass producing a new USB Power Delivery Controller (PDC), which it calls SE81, that can supply up to 100 W (20 V/5 A) with USB Power Delivery (PD) 3.0. Samsung has also started the sampling phase for another controller, the MM101, which has features like moisture detection and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for device authentication.
The USB PDC sits within a charger and determines whether a device meets requirements to be charged at peak wattage. If a device is not certified for USB PD 3.0 or does not have enough battery life, then it will charge at a slower rate. We have already seen other OEMs like Huawei and OnePlus releasing 40 W and 30 W chargers, so 100 W would be a huge step up. Currently, such charging wattages are reserved for large laptops like the XPS 15, which has a 130 W charger.
Renowned tipster Ice universe has also tweeted that "charging speed is a significant upgrade for [the] Note 10", which has led to further speculation that Samsung is planning to include 100 W charging on the Galaxy Note 10. The account with a Russian Blue cat for an avatar, has since stated "100W? Do you want to eat barbecue?", underlining the belief that a smartphone would overheat if it were subjected to such high wattages. Samsung would not want a repeat of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, but it is seemingly readying itself to bring 100 W USB charging to market shortly.