Samsung Galaxy S20 First To Receive USB-Fast Charge Certification
SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 – USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the leading organization in the advancement of USB tech, gave the Galaxy S20 the first USB-Fast Charging certification.
This meant that the S20 series supported a Programmable Power Supply (PPS) and USB Power Delivery (USB PD) 3.0 specifications. For users, phones could now work with certified third-party fast chargers.
Fast chargers work as intended if they could supply a specific amount of voltage and current required by the device. Both the charger and phone must communicate.
According to an article from The Verge, if the charger can’t do this, the phone would default to a lower charging rate. The certificate given showed that the phone could fulfill that its end of the deal.
As per the article, the S20 and S20 Plus would support fast charging up to 25W. Meanwhile, the S20 Ultra could support fast charging up to 45W. However, you would still need a capable charger.
In the previous year, Samsung released two new USB-C power delivery (PD) controller chips for power adapters. The two chips could support up to 100W-charging and met the USB-PD 3.0 specifications.
This meant that the optimum power delivery for each device was met. The S20+ and S20 Ultra will be available in the US on March 6th.
Additionally, Samsung promised that the new phones would include more 5G support paired with an impressive camera. Following this, the battery starts at 4,000mAh in the S20 and even better ones in the higher models.
The screens support HDR10+, have even smaller camera cutouts than predecessors and come with refresh rates as high as 120Hz. Aside from those features, the USB-IF fast-charging certification is a nice bonus.
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