Don’t expect much faster charging on the Galaxy S23

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  • Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S23 has passed network certification according to leak
  • The leak also suggests that the Galaxy S23 will have 25W charging speed.
  • Samsung has used 25W charging for four generations.

No matter how good a smartphone is, every device has its flaws. For the Samsung Galaxy S22, one of its flaws is its slow charging speed. According to a leak, it seems that the next generation of the S line may also share this flaw.

A leak from a Twitter user ice universe suggests that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S23 has passed network certification. Although there is nothing interesting about passing a certification test, what is interesting is that the leak also revealed the charging speed of the device.

According to the leaked information, the Galaxy S23 will have a charging speed of 25W. For reference, this is the same charging standard that Samsung used for the Galaxy S22, S21, S20 and S10. So if this leak is correct, the Galaxy S23 will likely charge at the same rate as this year’s handset.

That’s bad news because 25W is one of the slowest charging speeds in the industry right now. For example, the OnePlus 10 Pro boasts an 80W charging speed in the US, as does Oppo’s Find X5 Pro. Even the iPhone 13 Pro Max supports 27W. Google says the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro support 30W, but we found that it actually tops out at around 22W.

While it’s nice to see the Galaxy S23 upgrade its charge to something higher, it’s unlikely to be a deal breaker for anyone. But what do you think of Samsung potentially using the same charging standard it’s used for the past four generations? Tell us in the comments below.