Samsung Galaxy S20 Becomes First Smartphone with USB Fast Charge Certificate

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South Korean technology giant Samsung’s new flagships Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra were the first smartphones to qualify for USB fast charging by USB IF (USB Implementers Forum).

Samsung’s next generation flagship series, Galaxy S20, was unveiled at the Unpacked 2020 event held in San Francisco, USA in the past weeks. The phones, which are very popular with their design and hardware features, are undoubtedly among the most ambitious models in their class.

Three models of the series; Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra managed to become the first smartphones in the world to qualify for USB fast charging certification from USB IF (USB Implementers Forum – USB Practitioner Forum). The certificate in question means that all three phones support both USB Power Distribution 3.0 and PPS (Programmable Power Supply).

The USB fast charging certification is committed to the phones being 100 percent safe in terms of power and temperature while fast charging with similar certified third party fast chargers. Meeting the highest USB standards in the industry, Galaxy S20 series promises a more efficient and optimized charging experience with its certificate.

For the first time, Samsung started to support USB PD 3.0 and PPS protocols with Galaxy Note 10+. The phone, released last year, supports 25W and 45W fast charging technology, just like the Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, the Galaxy Note 10+ has not yet received a USB fast charging certificate.

Currently, the company’s own fast chargers support 45W fast charging on the Galaxy Note 10+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra. It is quite difficult to find a third-party fast charger that supports USB PD 3.0 and PPS protocols at this value in the market. In addition to the new flagships, Samsung also released the USB charger for a vehicle with 45W charging support.

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