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The Samsung Galaxy S22 may match the Mi 12 and OnePlus 10 Pro in one major aspect

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is capped at a measly 25 W. (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is capped at a measly 25 W. (Source: Samsung)
While the Galaxy S21 series saw Samsung take a step back in some hardware quarters, the Galaxy S22 looks set to be a return to form, with Samsung supposedly already testing competitive charging technology on its next-gen flagship phones that should see them play on a more level field with phones like the upcoming Mi 12 and OnePlus 10 Pro.

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Although Samsung is widely recognized as being the makers of some of the best Android smartphones on the market, the company has shied away from implementing a few features as early as its competitors. Thankfully, the South Korean giants' next flagship lineup, the Galaxy S22 series will fix that—in part at least. 

According to a new report, Samsung is testing 65 W charging for the Galaxy S22 series scheduled for a Q1 '22 release. Supposedly, the company could implement that feature on the S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra. That's particularly interesting, as Samsung did offer 45 W charging last year, but only on the S20 Ultra and Note 20 Ultra. The feature was then inexplicably absent on the S21 lineup this year. 

65 W charging would place the Galaxy S22 on a similar footing to phones like the upcoming OnePlus 10 Pro and Mi 12. The Mi 11 offers 55 W charging already, while the OnePlus 9 Pro delivers 65 W as well. The next-gen phones are unlikely to see much in the way of faster charging, with most agreeing that charging wattages in this range are adequate, versus the dangers of wattages north of 100 W. 

Samsung's reluctance to offer competitive charging wattage is explainable, as the company saw no small amount of bad press after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco years ago. To Samsung, slower charging likely equates safer charging. At least until now. Still, fans of Samsung flagships will be glad to finally get charging speeds on par with flagships from OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Huawei. 

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Ricci Rox, 2021-07-24 (Update: 2021-07-24)