FAST CHARGING Posts on XDA

Samsung reportedly working on stacked smartphone batteries that could offer 10% higher energy density

When it comes to the battery and charging speed innovations, Samsung isn’t always the trendsetter. The company significantly lags behind other Android OEMs in the fast charging race. On the one hand, we have OEMs like Xiaomi and OPPO breaking the 200W barrier, while Samsung has yet to reach even the 50W mark. The company’s...

Apple could be working on a 35W dual port USB Type-C GaN charging brick

When it comes to fast charging, the first name that comes to mind as a market leader.....is definitely not Apple. The company remains behind the curve when it comes to adopting charging-related innovations, choosing largely to let the technology mature before adopting it, even though the tech could mature a whole lot quicker if Apple...

OPPO announces new 150W SuperVOOC fast charging tech, will soon debut on a OnePlus phone

Fast charging technology has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. Early smartphones were content with 5-18W of "fast charging", but these days, we're used to seeing smartphones with 120W charging reach consumers. Companies continue to innovate, and we'll be seeing more OEMs pushing the boundaries of smartphone fast charging tech this year. At...

Samsung’s new 35W Power Adapter Duo offers USB-PD, PPS support

For the longest time, Samsung has shipped the 25W TA800 travel adapter with its devices. Although the company did switch to a 45W adapter with the Galaxy Note 10 series, all Samsung devices launched since have either shipped with the same 25W charging brick or none at all. But recent leaks suggest that the company...

Samsung may finally be planning to offer 45W fast charging on its phones (again)

One of the areas where Samsung has lagged behind other Android OEMs is fast charging. While OEMs like Xiaomi have already commercialized 120W fast charging, Samsung's latest and greatest flagships can only manage 25W. However, there are rumors that this may finally change with the Galaxy S22 series. Now, a new report suggests the South...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 series confirmed to offer 120W fast charging

The next Redmi Note lineup will take the fast charging battle in the mid-range segment to a whole new level. Xiaomi on Monday confirmed that its upcoming Redmi Note 11 series would support up to 120W fast charing. Last week, Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing confirmed that the Redmi Note 11 series would launch on October...

These are the Best Fast Chargers for the Apple iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max in 2021

With the iPhone 12 series, Apple removed power adapters from the retail box. So unless you have a wall charger lying around, you'll need a power adapter in case you buy any of the iPhone 12 models, including the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Since you have to buy a wall charger...

These are the Best Galaxy S21 Fast Chargers to buy in Fall 2021: Spigen, Belkin, Anker and more!

Samsung has gone the Apple way by ditching the charger from the Galaxy S21 box. The company justifies this by stating most consumers at this point have plenty of charging bricks at home. While this may or may not be true, it’s disappointing to not get a fast charger to go with your new, cutting-edge...

Realme will launch a phone with 125W fast charging next year

Realme is known for offering excellent value-for-money smartphones, but it looks like the BBK-owned brand has something more ambitious in the works. In a recent interview, Realme India's CEO Madhav Sheth revealed that the company is planning to launch an "ultra-premium flagship" as part of the GT series. While Sheth didn't share many details about the...

These are the Best Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Fast Chargers you can buy right now

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series comes with exciting specs, including a Snapdragon 865+ SoC (Exynos 990 in the international variant), a triple rear camera setup, and IP68 water resistance. The company has also packed a 4,500mAh battery in the Note 20 Ultra and a 4,300mAh battery in the regular Note 20. In addition, both...

Infinix teases a 160W charging, color-changing smartphone you can’t buy

At MWC 2021, Chinese smartphone maker Infinix showcased its new concept phone with ultra-fast charging capabilities. Dubbed the Inifinix Concept Phone 2021, the new phone takes on the likes of Xiaomi and OPPO with 160W fast charging support. We exclusively reported about the phone earlier this month and even gave you a close look at...

XDA Basics: Can I use a fast charging adapter with my Qi wireless charger?

As more smartphone manufacturers add support for the Qi wireless charging standard in their phones, Qi wireless chargers have become quite prevalent. If you have a phone or accessory that supports wireless charging, you may be considering buying a Qi-compatible charger. Some Qi wireless chargers come with their own power bricks, others don’t. So if...