Galaxy S23 & S23+ Gain First Certification With 25W Chargers

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Samsung has begun collecting regulatory approvals for its Galaxy S23 series. Last week, the Galaxy S23 Ultra popped up on China’s 3C certification website with model number SM-S9180, which is the Chinese variant. The vanilla Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ have now followed suit. The two have expectedly appeared on the 3C website with model numbers SM-S9110 and SM-S9160, respectively.

The listing shows that the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ were tested using the EP-TA800 wall charger that provides up to 25W fast wired charging (via). However, that doesn’t necessarily indicate the charging speed of the upcoming Samsung flagships. The Galaxy S23 Ultra was last week listed with the same 25W charger. But we are expecting it to offer up to 45W charging speeds. That’s because the Galaxy S22 Ultra boasts 45W charging. Unless Samsung changes things, which is looking increasingly unlikely, the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ may top up at 25W speeds, though.

Speaking of changes, don’t expect many from Samsung this time around. Rumors suggest the Galaxy S23 series will be a ditto copy of the Galaxy S22. And this doesn’t limit to the external appearance. Most internal hardware will also reportedly remain unchanged. The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ will feature the same display and cameras as their respective predecessors. The Ultra model may get a more power-efficient panel while it upgrades to a 200MP primary rear camera. The rest of the cameras don’t change.


The batteries may get a minor five percent boost in capacity next year thanks to Samsung using new technology, but the charging speed will likely remain the same. The new phones will also get an upgraded processor — Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Perhaps Samsung may use its in-house Exynos 2300 in some regions. Other rumored upgrades include the newer UFS 4.0 storage solution and a faster fingerprint scanner — Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic Max, the world’s largest ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor.

The Galaxy S23 series is still several months away

This is the first certification for the Galaxy S23 series. Samsung is expected to announce its next-gen flagships in January or February next year. So we are still several months away from the phones. During this time, we should see plenty of leaks, rumors, and certification listings for the upcoming phones. That’s when we can say for sure what changes and what will remain the same as this year’s Galaxy flagships. We will keep you posted accordingly.

Samsung Galaxy S23 China 3C certification