Samsung is expected to pull out all the stops with the Galaxy Note 7, but it may fall short of our expectations in one important category. A new report claims the flagship phablet will pack a 3,600mAh battery instead of the 4,000mAh power pack detailed in previous leaks.
That’s according to Eldar Murtazin, a Russian blogger known for making bold smartphone predictions with mixed results. He also notes that the Galaxy Note 7 will still be capable of playing an impressive 20.5 hours of video at maximum brightness despite its smaller-than-expected battery.
That seems like a bit of a stretch considering that the current Galaxy S7 Edge sports a 3600mAh battery and a 5.5-inch display (compared to the Note 7’s rumored 5.7 or 5.8-inch screen). But it’s possible Samsung’s found a new way to optimize its software. It might also include new power-efficient hardware to improve battery life.
Murtazin also reaffirmed rumors that the Galaxy Note 7 would debut at an event on August 2 before launching later that month. The same date was recently revealed in a leaked poster for an upcoming Galaxy Unpacked unveiling in New York.
The Galaxy Note 7 is shaping up to be a pretty sweet device. It’s expected to feature an iris scanner for added biometric security, along with a whopping 6GB of RAM, USB-C, a redesigned S Pen and a new Snapdragon 821 processor. We’re still not sure what to expect from the battery, but it sounds like the device should last all day and longer regardless.