The Galaxy S24 series will have not one, not two, but three battery suppliers, we found out through a series of regulatory listings from South Korea. Or, at the very least, Samsung will apply this three-pronged supplier strategy for the Galaxy S24+. That much is confirmed by these listings, but the base and Ultra models may run down the same path.
The three suppliers are Samsung SDI Vietnam, Ningde Amperex Technology Limited from China, and ELENTEC India. For the Galaxy S24+, at least, these three firms will supply the same battery that carries model number EB-BS926ABY.
This isn't the first time we've come across the EB-BS926ABY model number. The batteries that the three flagships will use were spotted at SafetyKorea in August. The base Galaxy S24 variant has a battery with model number EB-BS992ABY, and the Galaxy S24 Ultra's battery is identified by model number EB-BS928ABY.
Back in August, only one supplier for Galaxy S24 batteries — Amperex Technology Limited — was confirmed. Now we know there are three, at least as far as the Galaxy S24+ is concerned.
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Samsung appears to have big plans for the Galaxy S24
Rumors say that, of the three upcoming flagships, the Ultra variant might go through the biggest changes. Samsung might adopt a flat screen for the device, and there have been reports of a titanium frame.
The base and Plus Galaxy S24 variants may also have flatter frames, similar to the latest Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 flagship phones. Aside from these design upgrades, the upcoming flagships are expected to boast another exclusive “for Galaxy” Snapdragon chip, at least in markets where they won't be powered by the Exynos 2400 SoC.
Indeed, rumors have it that the Exynos chip will be returning to the Samsung flagship series with the release of the Galaxy S24 series, but the SoC sounds promising on paper. It supposedly has 10 CPU cores and a GPU that's twice as powerful as the Exynos 2200's GPU. Samsung should unveil the phones early next year.