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Looks like the Galaxy S8 Will Have a Bigger Battery Than Its Predecessor

Missed some juicy new Galaxy S8 rumours? Well luckily for you, we’re back with a new piece of information we think you might find particularly intriguing.

According to a new report coming out of South Korea, Samsung’s battery suppliers have been given instructions to start production of 3,250 mAh and 3,750 mAh battery units. The report doesn’t specify which devices will use the batteries, but at this point it makes sense to assume the Galaxy S8 will be the recipient of the 3,250 mAh power box, while the Galaxy S8 Plus will get the 3,750 mAh one.

This is indeed good news for those of you who are thinking of purchasing a Galaxy S8 this year. If you remember, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge relied on 3,000 mAh and 3,600 mAh batteries respectively. The increase is not a grandiose one, but it should be enough to support the alleged 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch QHD displays of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The previous flagships boasted 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch screens.

Samsung is also betting on the Snapdragon 835’s reduced power consumption too (40% down compared to earlier models). Hopefully that SoC in combination with the much lighter Android 7.0 Nougat will ensure the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus offer decently long battery life. Do you think it will be enough or should Samsung have aimed even higher?

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  • Chris

    Larger batteries are always good, but it’s probably still not enough.

    It’s still form over function for the big phone makers. Just look at that backside fingerprint reader placement! Sure, its location nicely balances the positioning of the flash, but how many cameras lenses will end up with big fingerprint smudges on them? ?