The Exynos-powered Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were two of the first smartphones on the market to ship with Samsung’s equivalent of Qualcomm’s QuickCharge fast-charging technology on board. That’s why it comes as a huge surprise to learn that the company hasn’t adopted the latest version of QuickCharge for its latest duo, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Instead, both handsets will feature the same second-generation technology that came as standard on last year’s flagships.
The reasoning behind this decision is unclear, but seeing as Samsung will be launching both an Exynos 8890 and a Snapdragon 820 variant of the devices, we believe that it has decided to stick with QuickCharge 2.0 to lessen the gap between the two models. After all, the Snapdragon 820 is one of the few chipsets on the market to feature compatibility for QuickCharge 3.0, whilst the in-house Exynos CPU only supports Samsung’s version of QuickCharge 2.0.