As consumers demand better smartphone autonomy and batteries grow bigger as a result, the chargers that ship with smartphones are becoming increasingly important. However, if the latest information is anything to go by, the charger shipping with the Galaxy Note 10+ could be rather disappointing.
The included charger may support 25W charging only
As previously reported, the Galaxy Note 10+ will support Samsung’s new 45W fast charging technology straight out of the box. This should help the smartphone compete more directly with the Huawei P30 Pro, a device which supports the latter’s 40W SuperCharge alternative, and ultimately reduce charging times by a significant margin. The upgraded tech will undoubtedly be met with open arms by fans of Samsung, existing customers, and anybody looking to purchase the next-gen flagship. According to tipster Ice Universe, though, not everyone will be able to benefit from it.
In regards to the standard Galaxy Note 10, there’s no concrete information at the moment which suggests Samsung will include 45W fast charging support. Instead, it seems more likely the company will adopt a similar strategy to Huawei’s whereby it reserves the best charging technology for its most premium device.
The move means the Galaxy Note 10 will probably support a maximum charging speed of 25W. Although not nearly as high as 45W, the upside is that buyers won’t need to purchase a separate charger in order to access the shortest charging times. Also, as mentioned above, the change still represents a decent improvement over the Galaxy S10’s 15W charging technology.
Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10+ battery capacities
There’s quite a bit of contradictory battery information floating around at the moment but the latest reports suggest the Galaxy Note 10+ will ship with a 4,170mAh battery on the inside. The capacity isn’t quite as high as the 4,500mAh cell that was previously rumored but it does represent a decent increase of 170mAh over the 4,000mAh battery included in last year’s Galaxy Note 9.
The battery capacity of the standard Galaxy Note 10 remains an even bigger mystery. Previous reports have mentioned 4,300mAh and 4,170mAh sizes but the most credible bit of information points towards a 3,400mAh battery inside the compact flagship. Nevertheless, do take into account the fact that this is still far from confirmed.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10/+ release date and pricing
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ will make their international debut on August 7th at the next Unpacked event in New York City. The smartphones will be unveiled in their entirety on that day and should be joined by the Galaxy Watch Active 2 and the high-end Galaxy Tab S6.
Pricing for the United States hasn’t yet been revealed but it’s possible the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ will retail at $999 and $1149 respectively.