Samsung has stayed out of the smartphone charging speed wars. While the competition has gone as high as 120W fast charging with recent flagship releases, the South Korean tech giant’s smartphones support only up to 45W charging. Now, a newly leaked picture shows a 65W charger from Samsung.
The company’s upcoming 65W charger (EP-TA865) was certified by South Korean authorities in September 2020, but this is the first time we are seeing it in the flesh. It features a single USB Type-C port, and it supports USB Power Delivery at up to 20V and 3.25A. It is also PPS (Programmable Power Supply)-compliant, which means it would be compatible with a wide range of devices, including smartphones and laptops. While there is no indication that the new charger is for the upcoming Galaxy S21 series, it may be bundled with one of its upcoming laptops and even the Galaxy Note 21.
In the past, the company had released two USB PD 3.0 power controller chips (SE8A and MM101) that support up to 100W charging. Do you want Samsung to up its game and bring a faster charging technology to its smartphones?