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The Galaxy S10 Lite battery capacity may leave you disappointed

Samsung has been using 3,000 mAh batteries on the smaller Galaxy S flagships for a few years now, much to the disappointment of those who prefer a compact smartphone. However, Samsung doesn’t seem to be moved by that. A South Korean certification for the SM-G970, or the Galaxy S10 Lite, reveals the device to come with a mere 3,100 mAh battery.

Only recently, we were singing praises about Samsung launching smartphones with big batteries. Last year’s Galaxy Note 9 impressed most of us with its big 4,000 mAh battery. Some of Samsung’s upcoming budget phones, like the Galaxy M30 and the Galaxy M20, will reportedly feature an even bigger 5,000 mAh battery.

A flagship not worth buying?

With each passing year, Samsung has been giving fewer reasons for customers to opt for the smaller of the Galaxy S flagships. The gap keeps widening and may well reach a tipping point with the Galaxy S10. Early reports suggest that the basic version of the Galaxy S10 will lose out on the triple rear camera and dual front camera setups, as well as on the curved display. The device could also be on the receiving end of a few other specs, such as base storage. And now the new revelations about its battery capacity aren’t promising either.

The South Korean certification for the S10 Lite battery reveals a Li-ion battery with a rated capacity of 3,000 mAh and a total capacity of 3,100 mAh, so the actual performance may be similar to the Galaxy S8 or S9’s battery. And while there’s no word yet on the battery capacities of the S10 edge (SM-G973) and the S10+ (SM-G975), one could expect them to feature a battery bigger than that of the S10 Lite. More information about these devices should surface in the days to come, as we inch closer to release.

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runarolsen
runarolsen

How come Samsung gets a bashing by making a phone smaller and still manage to put in a bigger battery then last year?
Look at “Excess max” it is waay bigger and only got a 3174 mah battery

djcbs
djcbs

“With each passing year, Samsung has been giving fewer reasons for customers to opt for the smaller of the Galaxy S flagships” Which is why with each year their sales get worse and worse. And the S10 WILL perform worse than the S9, you can bet money on that. The markets that make them money – Europe and North America – do NOT like oversized phones and prefer smaller phones. Which is why they’re not buying new phones. OEMs keep designing phones for the Asian market and think they can sell them in the West. They can’t. Even less when… Read more »

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

I will call you on this 😎 I bet the S10 will be a success. The s9 flopped as they tried to do an apple and release the same phone as the previous year. Looking at the normal S10 specs and what it has to offer triple camera, new design, 6gb ram and 128 storage base and finger print scanner under the screen. This sounds pretty good for me. Personally will be happy to spend my hard earned cash for an S10 if the rumors are true it’s 6.1 inch screen but similar size as an s8 but thinner 😁… Read more »

djcbs
djcbs

I wrote you an answer but someone deleted it God knows why. Here’s a resume: the S10 Lite will be a pretty bad version of the S10, cost more than the S7 upon launch and still not allow you do use the phone with one hand since your thumb will NOT be able to reach the top of the screen nor the opposite top corner. The problem is the size of the display – the thing you have to interact with – not the phone. I don’t care for thin phones. In fact, I’d rather them being fatter with a… Read more »

61530041
61530041

Its not always around numbers!!
A 3100 batt can perfom better than a 5000 batt soo its depend on the process and the software 🙂

Biransahin
Biransahin

It’s a lite version. If people want the better specs buy the standard version. If the lite was the same as the standard version………..then it would be the standard version and there would be no lite version. Given its overall specs 3100mah will probably be enough.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

It may not be as bad as reported. Given the phone will be around the size of an iPhone 8 it could be a dark horse. Dual camera in the rear, 6gb ram and flat screen at qhd+ is still amazing for a 5.8 size phone. The advantage this will have over the a series is that this will have better camera with ois and SW that is better coded and tune for their flagship and the latest chipset. The only thing missing from the flagship S10/10+ will be the extra 64gb ram, not having triple camera and FPS under… Read more »

djcbs
djcbs

The rumours have the S10L at 4GB of RAM, not 6.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Apples XR has done crap in sales because of its sub par specs and performance with a premium price tag.
and now Samsung are doing the same!? we do not need a “Lite” model. what is the point of the A7/A9 if the Lite is going to be more expensive and less feature packed.

Yousef206
Yousef206

What! Xr performance is sub par !!
Its screen is the only bad thing about it

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Other complaints were around the single camera on the back and I m glad and hope Samsung take notes and make sure the lite has dual set up.

Also their cheap 700+ price was a sore point too.

Well apple is facing terrible press right now about their missed profits and revise financial. Also they are realising that even their hardcore.fan boys ain’t buying it anyone after so many years of reselling the same phone at a much higher price

Hambone01
Hambone01

It’s not that bad considering the actual phone is much smaller than the s9 but they managed to raise the battery capacity slightly over a larger phone

Yousef206
Yousef206

No not that bad it’s bigger than the 5.8 s9 and has a lower resolution display and a more efficient SoC I think it will be on par with 6.2in s9
Keep in mind the device size is smaller than the s9 with 5.8 display

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