Samsung certainly seems to think so as they have announced new power controller chips for USB-C that could support up to 100W in fast-charging. According to Ben K. Hur, senior vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics, “In addition to smarter features and larger batteries, innovative charging solutions allow us to do more through our mobile devices today. Following this trend, power adapters that can quickly charge devices while establishing safeguards against unauthorized access are increasingly in demand.”
In addition to supporting fast-charging, these new power controller chips will also offer symmetric encryption algorithm to help protect your data. It also comes with moisture sensing capabilities to ensure safe charging conditions. Now, with it supporting 100W fast-charging, it means that its use won’t be limited to just smartphones. It can also be used with other devices that might require more power, like tablets, laptops, or monitors.
That being said, Samsung is not the first company to introduce 100W fast-charging. Xiaomi had previously revealed their own 100W charging tech and while it is impressive, we have to wonder what all these power and speed could do to the overall health of our smartphone’s batteries.