A phone’s battery is crucial to the experience. It’s a component that smartphone owners rely on every single day. But as devices get thinner, batteries are getting downsized, too, an unfortunate side-effect as companies pursue more premium designs. Looks like Samsung wants to buck that trend.
As spotted by 9to5Google, an FCC filing suggests the upcoming Galaxy S7 Edge will contain a 3,600mAh battery, which is a 1,000mAh bump up from last year’s Galaxy S6 Edge; it’s also bigger than the Note 5’s battery, which comes in at 3,000mAh. Basically, the Galaxy S7 Edge will have no excuses if it doesn’t get through a full day of heavy usage.
It’s unclear how large the Galaxy S7’s battery will be, though recent reports suggest it’ll hover around the 3,000mAh range, which is a nice step up from last year’s Galaxy S6.
The thing about larger batteries is that they don’t necessarily mean you can expect extended battery life. Because of the components crammed into today’s super phones, users can typically get around one full day, but anything beyond that is rare unless you lightly use your device.
When the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are revealed later this month, we’re expecting the devices to sport a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and QHD screens (5.1-inch for the S7, and 5.5-inch for the S7 Edge). Meanwhile, a recent leak revealed the devices will also be water resistant.
Samsung’s Galaxy S7 event is scheduled for Feb. 21.