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5G Samsung Galaxy Note 10 battery raises questions

Straight from a South Korean testing agency comes an image of the battery of what we believe to be a 5G variant of the ‘regular-sized’ Galaxy Note 10. However, the battery’s model code does raise a few questions.

Galaxy Note 10 5G battery capacity

Straight from the testing labs of the KTR (Korea Testing and Research Institute) comes a photo of a battery with product number EB-BN972ABU. The battery has a typical capacity of 4300mAh and a rated capacity of 4170mAh. The product number confirms this battery belongs to a device in Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 product range. Normally, a battery with this code would belong to a phone with model number SM-N972. And this is where the questions pop up.

As we previously revealed, Samsung is developing four Galaxy Note 10 versions. The regular-sized 6.3-inch Note 10 is expected to carry model number SM-N970, while its 5G variant comes as the SM-N971. Then there is the larger, 6.7-inch version, tentatively dubbed the Galaxy Note 10 Pro. This one will carry model number SM-N975, with the SM-N976 being its 5G-ready brother. So far, no SM-N972 had been spotted on the radar.

samsung galaxy note 10 5g sm-n972 eb-bn972abu battery

We can confirm, however, the EB-BN972ABU is not the battery for the SM-N970. So either it is the battery for the SM-N971, or it is the battery for a yet-to-be-revealed additional Galaxy Note 10 variant. Assuming the first scenario is not unheard of in Samsung’s Galaxy, we will, for now, stick to the assumption we are looking at a 5G variant of the regular-sized Note 10.

Still, the official launch of the Galaxy Note 10 line-up is several months away. In this period, more information will surely surface, clarifying any of the questions raised by today’s appearance.

eb-bn972abu certification info

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locarno
locarno

Source ?

FRBonvoyage
FRBonvoyage

I said on Weibo that I thought this battery is fake, and I haven’t changed my mind. I believe this is not a battery of a Note, because it is too short and too large. When we look at a Galaxy S battery, we see that it is way longer than this. In the Note 10, I don’t think there will be a shorter design, so the battery should be as long as S10’s. And, don’t forget that Note 10 will need space for the S Pen on one side of the phone. If the battery is very large and… Read more »

syncretistic
syncretistic

Could it be as simple as Exynos vs Qualcomm variant, or does that alteration typically not require differing model numbers?

Samarasx
Samarasx

All Note10 variants should have been 5G enabled. There is no point in upgrading to a 4G phone in late 2019 – early 2020. We’re already paying a short of 1,200 euros for a device, supporting 5G at that price tag should be a standard. Also this craze of making 4 or 5 variants of one handset just for extra ram or newer modem is ridiculous. Galaxy Note has always been 1 variant housing all the technology Samsung could stuff into it. 2 sizes is ok considering the rapidly growing display sizes but anything else is an unnecessary confusing mess.

ijazali
ijazali

I couldn’t agree more.

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

Yup. That’s what I don’t like any more: buying a Galaxy Note might mean having to settle.

Samsung had better knock it out of the park in other respects, like camera and design, because in case they haven’t noticed, the Chinese are making expensive flagships obsolete.

LogicPTK
LogicPTK

Some of us don’t need or want 5G!

Samarasx
Samarasx

I don’t understand, you would hate having 5G even if the price remains unchanged? 4G will be obsolete soon and manufacturers should quit milking the technology since the modems are already manufactured and the profit is at 1000%.

utvic99
utvic99

5G won’t be available in most markets until at least 2021.
And Samsung phones are overpriced even with 5G, I suggest trying out Xiaomi or OnePlus if you’re bored with Samsung (like I am after nearly 10 years of using it)

Samarasx
Samarasx

While being overpriced, sadly nothing on the market is as polished and feature-packed as Samsung’s OneUI. So not only is their hardware quality literally the best on the market, their software is too. I’m not willing to downgrade to any other brand anytime soon. All I’m saying is Samsung should quit the nonsense with 5G and 4G and focus on pushing the boundaries like they’ve always done. 1 Variant of the Galaxy Note with as much features and tech as they can possibly fit in it. They can make variants of the S series since it’s for the general consumer… Read more »