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Galaxy S22 45W fast charging might still be on the table

Galaxy S22 45W fast charging might still be on the table

If you disregard the almost complete overhaul that the Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to bear, the Galaxy S22 might sound terribly disappointing based on the majority of rumors that have come our way. One of the biggest disappointments is related to the two non-Ultra models' battery capacities and charging speeds, feeling like a downgrade rather than an upgrade. Of course, these are based on unofficial and potentially inaccurate information, as proven by the recent Apple Watch Series 7, and one other such information tries to assure buyers that the Galaxy S22 Ultra will at least have a faster charging speed than its peers.

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Realme 125W UltraDART charging will join the fray next year

Realme 125W UltraDART charging will join the fray next year

Things are almost literally heating up in the smartphone market, with Android manufacturers racing to offer the fastest charging speeds safely available. While Samsung seems to be content to play it safe, much to the consternation of its customers, others like Xiaomi and OPPO are trying to outdo each with almost insane charging speeds. Realme isn't going to be left behind and has teased its plans for rolling out its new 125W UltraDART charging tech.

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Galaxy S22 charging speed could be another source of disappointment

Galaxy S22 charging speed could be another source of disappointment

It almost feels like Samsung is grooming the Galaxy S22 series to fail, or at least that's the picture being painted by rumors and leaks. While they're all unofficial, of course, these details are setting expectations low, which could mean a disaster for Samsung's 2022 flagship. Except for one or two details about the Galaxy S22 Ultra, there doesn't seem to be much going in the Galaxy S22's favor, and this latest revelation about the phones' charging speeds only adds more nails to the phones' coffins.

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EU proposes USB-C charging standard and Apple isn’t happy

EU proposes USB-C charging standard and Apple isn’t happy

The European Commission today took a big step toward making USB-C the charging standard for many devices sold in Europe. The Commission states that this proposed legislation would make USB-C the standard charging port on "all smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers, and handheld videogame consoles." The Commission is also looking to unbundle the sale of chargers from devices once USB-C becomes standard to cut down on waste.

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Pixel 6 Pro might finally support faster charging speeds

Pixel 6 Pro might finally support faster charging speeds

Despite all the fuss over fast-charging technologies sprouting left and right in the mobile world, the biggest names in that market seem to be laid back, almost unconcerned about how slow their flagships phones are in that arena. Samsung has been flip-flopping between 45W and 25W, the new iPhone 13 still maxes out at 20W, and Google's Pixel phones haven't gotten past 18W since their incarnation. It seems, however, that the tides of change have finally caught up with the Pixel 6 Pro, but probably still not in a gigantic wave.

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Galaxy S22 Ultra charging speed upgrade will be modest again

Galaxy S22 Ultra charging speed upgrade will be modest again

Samsung has made great strides in the smartphone market, but there is one technology in particular where it seems to be stuck in the past. While the rest of its competitors have gone above and beyond when it comes to charging, even Samsung's flagships haven't moved forward considerably. It did make a step forward last year but then took a step back again this year. It seems that the Galaxy S22 Ultra will continue the dance next year with a half-step forward in terms of charging speeds.

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Realme MagDart gives Android a blisteringly fast MagSafe rival

Realme MagDart gives Android a blisteringly fast MagSafe rival

Realme has revealed its first magnetic charger, promising the same convenience as Apple's MagSafe but with much more power for its Android devices. Realme MagDart may not be the first charging pad designed to cling to the back of a smartphone, but with up to 50W on tap it could be just as fast as a wired connection would be.

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Xiaomi 200W HyperCharge won’t be coming until next year

Xiaomi 200W HyperCharge won’t be coming until next year

Chinese smartphone makers seem to have engaged in their own race to have the fastest charging technology in the consumer market. Although OPPO may have started it all, Xiaomi tried to widen the gap with its insane 200W charging technology. Of course, that doesn't come without costs, but Xiaomi may have plenty of time if it doesn't plan on actually putting this 200W HyperCharge technology into production until next year.

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OnePlus Nord 2 battery and 65W charging officially confirmed

OnePlus Nord 2 battery and 65W charging officially confirmed

OnePlus has a marketing strategy that, just like its earliest phones, broke all the conventions of traditional smartphone businesses. While most companies try hard to keep things under wraps, OnePlus embraced the tech industry's "leaks culture" and does its own not-so-subtle teasing days ahead of a new product launch. With just hours before the OnePlus Nord 2 5G's debut, the company is dropping the last few pieces of the picture while still leaving a few tidbits unconfirmed.

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Exclusive Supercharging made Tesla king of EVs: Now Elon wants to share

Exclusive Supercharging made Tesla king of EVs: Now Elon wants to share

Tesla plans to open up its Supercharger network to other automaker's electric vehicles, Elon Musk has confirmed, a huge change in strategy that risks infuriating owners of Tesla cars. The decision to make more broadly available what has, so far, been exclusive to Tesla drivers reflects the significant changes electric automakers face, particularly in the face of new subsidies and incentives.

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Tesla upgrade takes Superchargers to 300kW Musk confirms: What to know

Tesla upgrade takes Superchargers to 300kW Musk confirms: What to know

Tesla's Supercharger network is getting a potency upgrade, with Elon Musk confirming the maximum charging rate is going to increase. The new upgrade will take Superchargers from 250 kW to 300 kW, Musk revealed on Twitter, having hinted that power increases were in the pipeline back at the Model S Plaid event in June 2021.

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GM Ultium Charge 360 expands to help fleets go electric

GM Ultium Charge 360 expands to help fleets go electric

GM will expand Ultium Charge 360 to its BrightDrop electric van business, the automaker has announced today, aiming to give fleets the same sort of EV charging reassurance it's hoping to provide individual drivers. The Ultium Charge 360 fleet service will help business customers figure out what sort of charging infrastructure they need on-site, as well as helping equip individual employee homes with EV chargers.

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