Rumor claims Samsung Galaxy S10+ battery to be larger than previously expected


Since the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s battery debacle, the company has been playing it safe when it comes to battery capacity in its phones. Battery life in its Note devices has been scaled back from what it used to be and even the Galaxy S line seems to have suffered a bit last year. The standard Samsung Galaxy S10 is expected to have a 3500 mAh battery, but a new rumor claims that the Galaxy S10+ will have a 4100 mAh battery cell which is 100 mAh more than the previous rumor.

For those keeping track, that’s a 17% increase over last year’s Galax yS9+ which only had a 3500 mAh battery. Granted, this year’s Samsung Galaxy S10+ is expected to have a larger 6.4-inch display, but the bump in battery capacity should more than compensate for the added battery consumption of the larger AMOLED panel. Keep in mind that the Samsung Galaxy S10+ will be running a more efficient Snapdragon 855, so users should be able to get at least an extra 2-3 hours of use on a single charge.

While it’s nice to see that battery life shouldn’t be a concern for those who will be buying the Samsung Galaxy S10+, the 3500 mAh cell inside the regular S10 is a bit disappointing considering the size of its display. In our opinion, any device with a 6-inch display should be packing at least a 3800 mAh battery to ensure that it’ll deliver at least 14 hours of use in a day.


Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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