Galaxy S7 Edge file in the FCC confirms a large 3600 mAh battery
Last week the FCC made public Samsung's filings for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets, revealing their model numbers for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and US Cellular, as well as a few other interesting tidbits. What was missing, though, was battery capacity, and that's something we are usually able to obtain from FCC filings sooner or later, as the documentation about the device there gets more complete as it passes the various authorization stages.
Well, that battery capacity detail is missing no more, at least for the Galaxy S7 Edge, as the FCC slipped a screenshot in its FCC ID and label positioning document that reveals the number. No such luck for the Galaxy S7, as this information has been successfully concealed for it in the respective document. Just as rumored before, the S7 Edge is equipped with a 3600 mAh juicer, which, coupled with Samsung's stellar component power draw levels, should translate into some respectable battery life.
In fact, we already have speculation hinting at the same direction. The Galaxy S7, for instance, which will allegedly have a 3000 mAh juicer, is tipped to last about two days on a charge with mixed usage, and 17 hours of video playback before it gives up the ghost - pretty fine numbers for today's smartphone standards, where most handsets last a day or day and a half on average at best.
Moreover, the 3600 mAh pack in the S7 Edge, and the eventual 3000 mAh juicer in the S7, are the largest battery capacities Samsung has ever used in these respective lines, which should further solidify the notion that these phones might also be the longest-lasting, compared to their predecessors, but also when compared to their peers from other brands. In fact, the latest phones in the A-series that we tested confirm that Samsung has made a significant push towards longer battery life, and we hope that this trend will be further exemplified by the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.