Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 is now just months away, and we already have a good idea about what to expect from this much-anticipated device, thanks to recent rumors and reports. Although most of the device’s features and specs are probably largely known, one piece of information that’s been missing so far was whether or not the Galaxy Note 10 charger would be the same as the charger which comes with the Galaxy S10. Trusted tipster Ice Universe has offered an answer to that, but not in a straightforward way as some of his earlier tips have been.
Tip or a Da Vinci Code?
If you are thinking that the Galaxy Note 10 charger will support the recently-announced 100W charging, you will be wrong. However, the latest tip does suggest that the Note 10 will come with a faster charging speed. In a tweet, Ice Universe hinted that the Galaxy Note 10 charger will support 45W of power.
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— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 1, 2019
The tweet includes an image of Leonardo Da Vinci, who is known for his classical paintings, including the Mona Lisa and the Vitruvian Man. The image in the tweet was suspenseful in itself, considering that it came from a tech guy. What was even more intriguing were the numbers written on it: 101101.
The image and number may confuse you, but the riddle becomes easy when you remember that Da Vinci is actually the code-name for the Note 10. You will also be able to solve this riddle if you know a bit of binary conversion, according to which 101101 equals 45. If you put both things together, the number 45 only makes sense for the charging capability.
Will the Galaxy Note 10 charger be the fastest?
A 45W Galaxy Note 10 charger would be among the best on the market when it comes to charging speed. Support for 45W would be a massive improvement over the 15W in the current S-Series. It would also be more than the 25W charging seen with the Galaxy A series, which the Note 10 was earlier rumored to come with.
In terms of competition, the 45W charger would also be more than the 40W in the Huawei P30 Pro. Still, it wouldn’t be the fastest because it would trail OPPO’s 50W SuperVOOC technology and Xiaomi’s experimental 100W technology.
However, the charging speed in a phone is a combination of the power of the charger and power of the phone. Thus, for now, we don’t have enough information to say how much time the Note 10 will take to go from a 0% charge to 100%. To give you some idea though, the Huawei P30 Pro with 40W fast charging can charge up to 70% in just 30 minutes.
A bigger battery, but at a cost
Based on leaks and rumors, the Galaxy Note 10 Pro is expected to feature a massive 4,500 mAh battery. This is 500 mAh more than what we saw in last years’ model. However, to fit the bigger battery, the Korean firm is expected to make some other changes as well.
For instance, the company is expected to ditch the horizontal camera layout, which was seen in Note 8 and Note 9, for a new two-column vertical layout. This new layout could be similar to what we saw on the Huawei P30 Pro.
Another expected change that won’t impress most is the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. It seems the company will finally bid adieu to this very useful feature, which has already been ditched by many smartphone makers. Removing the headphone jack would free up some space for Samsung to fit in a bigger battery. OnePlus did a similar thing last year with the OnePlus 6T and was able to increase the battery capacity by 400 mAh.
The smallest and cheapest model in the Note 10 Series is expected to feature a 3,400 mAh battery. Other expected changes coming to the Note 10 include the introduction of capacitive or pressure-sensitive areas to replace the power and volume buttons. The phone is also rumored to come with a hole-punch display.
The handset will likely feature a display that’s similar to the one on the Galaxy S10, according to leaked HTML5 benchmarks. The benchmark listing (spotted by Mobielkopen) reveals a display resolution of 1440 x 3040 and an aspect ratio of 19:9 for the Galaxy Note 10 Pro 5G. The standard Note 10, which will have a screen that’s smaller than the 6.75-inch screen that the Pro model could come with, will likely offer the same resolution.