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Samsung Galaxy S6 to feature a 2,600mAh battery?

The Galaxy S6 is set to be a major upgrade over the Galaxy S5 in many aspects, but if the latest report out of the Korean media is to be believed, the S6 might bring a step back in the battery capacity. According to ITCLE, the Galaxy S6 will feature a 2,600mAh battery, 200mAh less than the battery on the Galaxy S5.

That sounds considerably low for a flagship in 2015, and if the S6 indeed has a 2,600mAh battery, it’s likely Samsung is betting on its 14nm Exynos 7420 processor’s efficiency to carry the device through a day of use. As we’ve seen in the past, chipsets like the Snapdragon 801 managed to last longer with the same battery compared to older chipsets thanks to their increased power efficiency, and it’s possible the Exynos 7420 will be light enough to not affect the battery life despite the lower capacity.

Samsung could also be making this move in order to make up for the decreased thickness of the S6, with the handset expected to be only 6.91mm thin, and also because their new and optimized software draws less power. In any case, here’s hoping the Galaxy S6 doesn’t disappoint in terms of battery life, or it might just affect its sales if the competition manages to fit in bigger batteries and offer longer usage times in their flagships.

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kris.sordo
kris.sordo

I don’t think battery capacity will be an issue considering rumors have stated one can go 4 1/2 hours on a 10 minute charge.

samsungcare
samsungcare

INDIAN MARKET DIMAND IS BETTRY BACK UP AND ON HANGING ISSUES

wlting
wlting

I’m sure that if battery come with 3500 or 4000+, S6 will sell very well… but, maybe korean like to carry another powerbank on pocket… T.T

RichardDav3
RichardDav3

What are you people complaining about? You’ll get a full 10 minutes of battery life!

Mo7ame
Mo7ame

Galaxy s5 has the worst battery in history already so, no wonder about Samsung products no more
Get used to it guys

kronicle
kronicle

Oh a closet Apple freak… eh? lol….. Haters never prosper and it’s just so obvious that you never owned a Galaxy S5 anyway! hahaha….. ;-P …..psssst… your fugly tin foil hat is showing! lol….

Mo7ame
Mo7ame

Well, unfortunately i have this piece of plastic and its my main phone

Its still didn’t get lollipop (G900F UAE) because Samsung isn’t just bad at hardware But horrible at software too.

adam.kirby5
adam.kirby5

I am all for upgrading to a Galaxy S6. Actually, I was… Even though I only in recent months decided to upgrade to a Galaxy Note 4 from a Galaxy S4 (best decision ever), I have heard a lot of positive things about the Galaxy S6 (propaganda of course) not everything has been confirmed which has tempted me to move back to the S division from the Note division. However, a couple of things really make me angry about Samsung’s decisions. Firstly being the move to a uni-body design. No removable battery sucks. Carrying around a charger pack just in… Read more »

Superjogurt
Superjogurt

Do you even realize, that you are complaining about a phone, which isn’t even out yet? Seriously? Just wait two weeks, you’ll get all info you need. Until then, all comments regarding the battery’s capacity are just rubbish…

Superjogurt
Superjogurt

About changing the battery – you mean 1 MINUTE, right? Because replacing a battery actually turns off you phone, if I’m not wrong 🙂 So, while you are replacin the battery, I’d rather plug a power bank, which takes an actual SECOND. Problem solved.
I use a Galaxy 4 since about a year or something like that. I had never to change the battery and I’m concidering myself as heavy user.

kronicle
kronicle

I agree…. but only to a degree. I was feeling miffed thinking I would be left without the ability to just swap batteries out when they get low. I never actually plug my phone in to charge and refuse to be a wall hugger like all the Apple freaks at Samsung’s charging stations. I don’t even plug it in at night, while swapping out a minimum of 2 spare batteries. But since Samsung SDI has started winning every OEM contract to supply their batteries, I’ve found there is good reason behind that. They have been the #1 R&D Spender in… Read more »

khsharpe
khsharpe

i agree with you totally i’m sick to death of online journo’s and others whining about (alleged) “cheap plastic” in Samsung phones. I like my light weight plastic with removable back, i like my instantly swappable battery, i like my IR Blaster and i like my headphone jack at the top so that when i wander around with the phone in my pocket the cord is easily inserted / removed and sits comfortably. These are all important features i look for in a phone. I very much like my Samsung phones – from my original Galaxy S1 to my current… Read more »

oversight
oversight

If true, it’s a bad move by Samsung and reduces the appeal of the device. I would be more than happy to have a device that is a mm or two thicker, wider, taller in order to have a 3000 – 4000 mAh battery. Something that can actually last a full day with moderate to heavy use.

alongmann
alongmann

NO Samsung… NO!

RichardDav3
RichardDav3

Um, I don’t think I’ll be upgrading.

madushan92
madushan92

that photo looks iPhonish

emieltess
emieltess

What the hell Samsung? I expect atleast 3000

wlting
wlting

i hate them make phone thinner and battery size become smaller, I don’t care that fast charging tech, I just wish a big battery phone! Pls…. why just can’t use bigger battery sizes for heavy use whole day?

kronicle
kronicle

What this writer doesn’t realize is there is another key battery design factor here, that Samsung is taking advantage of. Which is the fact that using newly designed materials, the mAh rating of 2600, doesn’t mean it won’t last longer. This is a new generation Polymer Lithium Ion battery, that besides bringing higher density for longer lasting energy efficiency, is also bringing far greater safety as well. These batteries do not explode or catch fire like traditional wet cell Lithium Ion batteries are so prone to do. They can be molded into different sizes and shapes. They’re smaller and thinner… Read more »

ramonv21
ramonv21

Holy wackamolee