Samsung will take the wraps off the Galaxy S20 at its scheduled Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 11. The hardware is expected to come in three models, the most powerful of which is rumoured to be called the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. The Ultra edition of the S20 has been tipped to come with a gargantuan 6.9-inch display, a new quad camera system with a whopping 10x optical zoom and a huge 5,000mAh battery. Of course, the phone is also expected to come fitted with the latest and greatest internals on the market.
However, it seems the phone could lag behind a couple of Android rivals expected to launch at MWC in Barcelona next month, in terms of charging speeds anyway.
The reliably sharp Max Weinbach from XDA Developers has been at the heart of some of the biggest Galaxy S20 leaks ahead of its debut. He’s claimed the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is in line to receive 45W fast charging that should be able to refill its 5,000mAh battery from empty to 100 percent in 74 minutes.
However, it seems two Chinese rivals could be about to unleash new flagships that could leave Samsung’s wired charging speeds in the dust.
Oppo is widely expected to unveil the next iteration of its vaunted Find series at MWC next month – the Find X2. The device has been confirmed to be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 processor, have support for 5G networks and more. However, it seems the Shenzhen tech giant could also equip the Find X2 with stupendously fast 65W wired charging.
According to leaker Ice Universe, this quick charging tech could allow the Find X2 to refill its battery from empty in a mere 35 minutes.
We’re particularly excited for the Oppo Find X2 at Express.co.uk – you can find out why here.
This certainly wouldn’t be the first time Oppo has demonstrated its charging expertise. The firm launched the Reno Ace last year that comfortably remains the fastest charging phone on the market with 65W speeds of its own. This allows the phone’s 4,000mAh battery to be refilled from empty in just 30 minutes.