Mentions of this 65W charger have appeared in several places. More recently, it was listed in India’s BIS database which works the same as FCC or TENAA, in that consumer tech products must be certified before they can be released for sale in India.
The listed adapter – model number EP-TA865 – was also photographed earlier in the year, the image subsequently improved and released by LetsGoDigital.
Looking at the markings on this adapter, its maximum output is 20V / 3.25A, which would make it a 65W adapter, similar – but not identical – to SuperVOOC 2.0 and Warp Charge flash charging technology. 65W used by Oppo and OnePlus.
If its performance is similar to that of the technology used by popular Chinese brands, it could mean the ability to fully charge a Samsung phone to more than double the speed of its current 25W adapters.
While the 65W adapter certainly looks like the real deal, there’s no information on the product it’s designed for.
The obvious suggestion is the Note 21, but given Samsung’s decision to follow Apple’s lead and not include adapters in some of its recent phone booths, it would be unusual for it to change its mind.
It may well be that it will equip smartphones with the ability to charge quickly using this adapter, but then only sell it separately to those who really want it.
Regardless of how it is packaged by Samsung, the clear indication is that the company is fighting against its biggest competitors in the Android market. This would see Samsung competing in an area it hasn’t done for a few years.
Written by Cam Bunton.