Samsung Galaxy S6 to have smaller battery than predecessor

Samsung Galaxy S5 battery
The Samsung Galaxy S5 had a user-removable 2,800mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is an unreleased, yet-to-be-announced smartphone and yet, this device — which we aren’t 100 % sure of its existence — is already more popular than some mobile phones released this year. But then again, who are you to question the power of Samsung when they are the biggest phone vendor the world has seen in recent years?

Such is the power of Samsung’s next flagship that every detail of the upcoming handset seems to make headlines. This time, we heard the smartphone will sport a 2,600mAh battery unit — that’s a whole 220mAh smaller than what the phone’s predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S5, had.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 had a user-removable 2,800mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 had a user-removable 2,880mAh battery.

How does Samsung hope to make up for a smaller battery?

Yesterday, the company started mass-producing 14nm-based Exynos Octa 7 chipsets which are reportedly likely to be used in the Galaxy S6. The processors are said to be 35 % more power efficient than their predecessors. OK, let’s do the math. The 200mAh deficit is a 7% step down in the battery capacity. Can you compare that with a 35 % boost the phone is going to receive when these processors are installed? No. Samsung wins again.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to break cover n March 1. Specifications of the smartphone purportedly induce a 5.1″ QHD touchscreen, 3GB of RAM, an Exynos processor, 16MP or 20MP camera, 5MP front-facing camera, and just like you’ve heard now, a 2,600mAh battery to keep th lights on.

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