There’s been no shortage of Samsung Galaxy S6 rumours over the past few months, but one thing we forgot to stop and ask was: How big is the Galaxy S6’s battery?
Word from out east suggests the Samsung Galaxy S6 battery might be just 2,600mAh, which could be a cause for concern.
Assuming the Samsung Galaxy S6 battery is just 2,600mAh, that’d be a step down from the Galaxy S5 battery at 2,800mAh, and on par with the 2,600mAh Galaxy S4.
The primary issue here is that the Samsung Galaxy S6 spec sheet is tipped to include a 5.1in display with an eye-melting QHD resolution. That’s 2560 x 1440 = 3.7 MILLION pixels demanding fuel. Eek.
The QHD LG G3, meanwhile, has decent battery life – not amazing, but decent – with a 3,000mAh battery.
The other issue is that the Samsung Galaxy S6 battery mightn’t be replaceable if the handset rocks the proposed unibody design.
However, before we go labelling the Samsung Galaxy S6 Dead On Arrival, it’s worth remembering that the flagship will debut Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 processor, and it might be the most power-efficient chip ever for all we know.
Indeed, this Google translation of a Samsung Korea press release (good timing!) says the 14nm Exynos 7420 is 35% more power efficient than 20nm-based APs, with 20% higher performance and 30% more productivity. Phew!
Presumably Samsung will look to allay fears with an enhanced Ultra Power Saving Mode, too, allowing users to squeeze tons of usage out of the last few percentiles of battery.
Full story from the Samsung Galaxy S6 launch on March 1.