[Updated] Galaxy S7 gets 17 hours of video playback, says latest leak

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The Galaxy S7 is soon to arrive on the scene, with all rumors pointing to a pre-MWC 2016 launch. While we’ve seen countless statements that point to a quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (and, of course, Samsung’s Exynos 8890), 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 5.1-inch display (5.5-inch display for the Galaxy S7 edge), 12MP BRITECELL back camera and 5MP wide angle selfie camera (both with f/1.7 apertures), and Android Marshmallow (of course), we don’t know much about the Galaxy S7’s performance outside of benchmark scores and the usual specs.

That changes, however, with the latest tweet from popular leakster Eldar Murtazin, who got the tech world rattled two years ago this week with his claim that Google would kill its Nexus line in 2015, and often gets devices for review before anyone else. Fortunately, he’s back to announce some good news for one of Google’s OEMs and its upcoming device(s).

Galaxy S7 video playback 17 hours

According to Eldar Murtazin, the Galaxy S7 gets 17 hours or more of video playback, “with maximum backlight.” Keep in mind that this is just the battery stat for video playback. Video playback at maximum brightness is more draining on a device than just web browsing and basic usage, so one can only imagine what the average usage time will be for light to moderate device interaction.

The Galaxy S7’s battery potential will help users forget what some have said was nothing short of disappointing battery life in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The Galaxy S6 Active with its 3,500mAh battery gets about 10-11 hours of video playback with Netflix, so the Galaxy S7 with its 3,000mAh battery will provide even more video playback time and battery life overall than last year’s “Galaxy S6 Manly Edition,” as one Samsung fan has called it. Some would look at the Galaxy S7’s 3,000mAh battery and think that because it has a smaller number, it also has decreased battery life as compared to its larger-batteried, water-resistant predecessor. If Murtazin’s right, those who prize numbers and think that bigger numbers equal better phones will find Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy to be earth-shattering.

This is all Murtazin tells us, but this is enough for battery-hungry consumers to make their decision. With all this beastly battery life ahead for the Galaxy S7 (3,000mAh) and the Galaxy S7 edge (3,600mAh), the return of the microSD slot, and not to mention best-in-class cameras and Samsung’s trademark displays, it’s going to be yet another rough year for the Korean giant’s rivals.

Update: Eldar Murtazin has offered more information on the Galaxy S7′s battery. He confirms the battery is a 3,000 mAh unit, and that it takes 100 minutes to go from 0 to 100 percent battery charge. That’s 10 minutes more than the Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 edge+, though the rumored battery endurance means the additional charging time isn’t going to irritate anyone.


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8 months 22 days ago

I really doubt that it is going to take longer to charge than the note5… I seriously cannot think of a plausible reason why samsung would do this

8 months 23 days ago

If the Note 5 takes at least 1 hr 20 mins to fully charge, then why can’t the Galaxy S7 fully charge at the same speed? I thought flagships are suppose to have the latest fast-charging tech?

8 months 23 days ago

The Note5 takes 81 minutes to charge if I’m not mistaken.

8 months 24 days ago

I hope these Rumors regarding Battery Life of S7 are true.

I wanted the S6 for it’s great Camera- but the small non removable Battery made me stay with Alpha ( and 2 batteries) for 7 to 8.5 hours of SOT.

If Samsung can give me this Performance on a 3000 Mah Battery- great.

I think these are isolated claims which will NOT be possible on an S7 functioning on a Network-

Meaning Video Playback was done on a totally stripped non -connected S7.

As I have said an S7 PRO with the same appearance Size and Functions- BUT 8.0 millimeters thick and a
3600 to 4000 Mah Battery at $100 more would solve a LOT of problems.

Pros and Power Users do NOT care about 1 or 1.5 mm of additional thickness.

Even so – Samsung is headed in the right direction on many issues with S7- but with 4 different Versions- a 5.1″ Screen Pro Version would be welcomed by many IMO.

8 months 24 days ago

Watching a video on your phone shouldnt be compared with streaming a video over wifi on Netflix.

The later needs much more battery.

8 months 24 days ago

Yeah. Without active 3G/4G signal, right? Anyway, S7 Edge or S6 Edge+ looks like to be my next phone

8 months 24 days ago

I am surely going to buy S7 Edge Plus, if it has 3600mAh battery.

8 months 24 days ago

I’d say the base S7 will have 500+mah battery higher than the existing S6.