Anker’s Ace USB-C fast chargers were made with Samsung’s Galaxy S23 in mind
Anker is releasing a pair of new “Ace” compact USB-C chargers for owners of the latest Samsung devices. They support Samsung’s Super Fast Charging 2.0 specification to quickly charge new Galaxy phones – Anker claims its 313 charger can fill an S22 Ultra’s 5,000mAh battery from scratch in less than an hour – and should pair well with the S23 phones announced by Samsung later today (perfect sync, Anker) or any other mobile gadget you need to plug in.
Samsung’s super fast charging is based on a USB Power Delivery (PD) specification called PPS. Unlike proprietary fast-charging technology, like Warp Charging in OnePlus devices, PPS is open to all manufacturers, but only Samsung appears to use it widely.
However, many USB-C Power Delivery chargers do not include PPS support, which limits their effectiveness when combined with Galaxy phones. And since Galaxy shoppers no longer get chargers in the box, accessory makers like Anker can conveniently offer buyers in need of a new wall wart.
The first of two new chargers is the Anker 313, a $29.99 45W GaN charger with a single USB-C port and folding blades. Anker’s 313 is 30% smaller than Samsung’s official charger of the same caliber, and given its promise to charge a Galaxy S22 Ultra in less than an hour, it’s likely to quickly charge the latest S23 Ultra as well. from Samsung.
The second charger is this Anker 312, which produces 25W of power through its single USB-C port, and is advertised to charge a Galaxy S22’s 3,700mAh battery in under 1.5 hours. Anker’s 312 is 23% smaller and $20 cheaper than Samsung’s official 25W charger, and it will be available on Anker’s website for $14.99.
Anker 312 is a 25W USB-C charger with PPS support widely used by Samsung devices and some laptops. Picture: Anker
Both new chargers include Anker’s proprietary PowerIQ 3.0 technology that can identify if a device is requesting a specific charging protocol, including Quick Charge 3.0. Anker’s advantage over buying the more expensive official Samsung 45W and 25W chargers is that the 312 and 313 support their advertised full speed on any PD device, as well as newer Samsung Galaxy devices. . However, official Samsung chargers can only charge PPS-enabled devices at full speed.
For owners of other devices like iPhones, tablets, and modern laptops, these new chargers will act like regular USB-C PD chargers. And for Samsung die-hards, these new Anker chargers look a lot like what should still be included in the box of new phones.