One of the rumors of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 is that it could come in 3-4 variants. One of those alleged variants will be a basic version of the phone that is a throwback to the early days of the Galaxy S series, which apparently means that we can look forward to a flat display versus the curved edge designs we’ve been seeing.
That’s all well and good, but unfortunately the display won’t be the only thing that customers might have to “sacrifice”. According to certification discovered in South Korea, it appears that the basic Galaxy S10 model could come with a 3,100mAh battery.
Now to be fair we don’t know what the battery sizes in the other Galaxy S10 models will be like, but a 3,100mAh battery isn’t that much better compared to the Galaxy S9 which had a 3,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S9+ had a 3,500mAh battery. However for those hoping for larger battery gains, the basic model of the Galaxy S10 might not be the one for you.
However with the focus of the basic model being cheaper and more affordable, it’s not surprising that certain trade offs had to be made. It is possible that maybe the use of a flat and smaller display could mean that the phone draws less power, so despite the gains not being as much as some had hoped, it shouldn’t have any negative impact on battery life.
At the same time, it does seem odd that a flagship phone will have a smaller battery than some of the rumored mid-rangers that Samsung is working on. For example a recent rumor claims that the Galaxy M30 could be packing a massive 5,000mAh battery.