The line of Galaxy S20 It is destined to compete to take the title to Best smartphone of the year, and for this Samsung has not saved anything with these devices, even launching an Ultra mode that has some interesting functions but that will be little useful in the day, such as 100x zoom
However, although almost two weeks have passed since the launch of these devices, today a new function has been announced for these devices that no other phone in the world presumes, and it is the USB certification PD 3.0 and PPS.
What is this new certification that only the S20 have for now?
The name may not tell you much or you think it is not interesting, but it is much more important than it seems. And is that the certification USB Programmable Power Supply (PPS) and USB Power Delivery (USB PD) 3.0 only achieved through USB-IF, that is, the USB Implementers Forum.
This forum announced today that the S20s have obtained the USB PD 3.0 and PPS certification, which means they can work with fast third-party chargers, as long as these chargers are also certified.
And it is that you have probably encountered a very common case in Android where when charging your device with another charger, it does not provide fast charging, even if your phone has it. This may be due to the power and configuration of the charger, because if you try to use a fast Huawei charger on a Motorola you probably won't be able to enjoy the fast charging technology.
This problem should end with the S20, which with this certification can use other chargers to take advantage of the fast load, which in the case of the S20 and S20 + is 25W, while in the S20 Ultra it is 45W. In fact, it has been mentioned that the Note 10+ also supports the standard USB PD3.0 and PPS, however, for some reason this equipment did not receive the certification.
But not everything is honey on flakes, because we still have some problems that will surely be solved with the passage of time, and that is that USB PD is only compatible with 5V, 9V, 15V and 20V chargers, and most of these chargers only offer 3A or 5A, so a 9V charger with 3 offers a power of 27W, perfect for the S20, but not for the S20 Ultra, which for charging at 45W necessarily requires a 10V charger with 4.5A.
The advantage of certification is that the above problem is solved in the following way, those 9V can become 10V between a charger and a certified phone, but if the charger does not offer 4.5A, then it will be of no use and will not be able to charge 45W
For the S20 and the S20 + this is great news, because using 25W it is easier to find combinations of certified fast chargers that can offer this power, but for the S20 Ultra we will have to wait for more fast chargers with the voltage and the Electric current intensity (A) required, so for the moment it is advisable to use only Samsung.