It seems Samsung is on a mission to annoy as many of its fans as possible with every new Galaxy S flagship it brings to the market. We saw the removal of the headphone jack with the Galaxy S20 series and the removal of the microSD card slot from the Galaxy S21 series. For the Galaxy S22 lineup, Samsung seems to be focusing on downgrading the battery capacity.
We’ve heard before that the Galaxy S22+ will have a 4,500 mAh battery instead of a 4,800 mAh cell like the Galaxy S21+. We had assumed the battery capacities on the Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22 Ultra wouldn’t change, but it looks like that won’t be the case.
Our friends over GalaxyClub have discovered that the battery capacity for the base Galaxy S22 could see a similar reduction as the Plus model. The rated capacity for the S22 battery is apparently only 3,590 mAh. For comparison, the Galaxy S21 comes with a rated capacity of 3880. It means the marketed battery capacity of the Galaxy S22 could be around just 3,700 mAh compared to 4,000mAh on the Galaxy S21.
The vanilla Galaxy S22 uses a battery with model number EB-BS901ABY. Power efficiency improvements with a new OLED display and the upcoming Exynos 2200 chipset might not be enough to compensate for such a drastic reduction in the battery capacity. So, it is possible that Samsung might bank on 45W fast charging ability for its upcoming high-end smartphone.
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