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Samsung Galaxy S6 rumored to come with a 2,600mAh battery at the back

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Samsung Galaxy S6 rumored to come with a 2,600mAh battery at the back
According to the recent rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S6 will not boast a larger display that its predecessor, the Galaxy S5, and will probably gravitate towards the 5.1-inch mark, but will amp up the game in the resolution department. 

Why are we telling you this? A similarly-sized display means that the device won't differ much from its previous generation and will be boasting mostly similar dimensions.

The thickness of the device, however, is rumored to be taking a hit. Samsung's next forerunner is expected to be as thin as an iPhone 6 (6.9mm). Naturally, such a diet normally paves the way for compromises in certain areas, and usually, that's battery capacity. See where we are going?

Recent rumors coming straight from South Korea claim that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will come with a 2,600mAh battery at the back. That's smaller than the Galaxy S5's one which measures 2,800mAh in capacity and kept the lights on for 7 hours and 38 minutes in our custom battery test. Interestingly enough, Samsung's 2013 flagship, the Galaxy S4, was its latest flagship to boast a battery with such a capacity.

It will be quite interesting to see how the rumored 2,600mAh battery will get along with the rest of the speculated specs (QHD display and either Snapdragon 810 or Exynos 7420 chipset) and how this combination of components will affect the battery life. Take these claims with a handful of salt, of course.


source: ITCLE (translated) via GForGames

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posted on 16 Feb 2015, 05:54 8

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It won't I'll guarantee you that.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 06:03 5

8. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I doubt they'll downsize from the S5's 2800mAh battery

Then again, it could still have long battery life with 2600mAh because of Lollipop, 14nm and AMOLED

But actually mAH is the wrong reading
We need to know its Wh
i.e. V * mAh (or V * 10^-3 Ah)
Maybe the voltage is higher on the S6 (but higher voltage generally means more heat)

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 07:51 3

38. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


actually higher amps cause heat not voltage

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 15:39

68. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Actually
Higher watts = more heat
Watts = volts * amps
So technically we are both right :)

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 17:08

70. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


technically watts= power
P(W) = V(V) × I(A)
when i make a change to a circuit board this has to be taken into account.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 06:04 6

9. Finalflash (Posts: 3224; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


It can and likely will, as Samsung has shown time and time again that it is willing to copy other company's strategies at the detriment of their own progress.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 07:28 6

29. usermaxthon (Posts: 70; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)


It's going to an epic failure. No matter how efficient the processor or display is with 2600mAh they will stuggle to keep the same battery life of S5. If they truely come up with 2600mAh sealed battery many power user will leave The Galaxy, LOL.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 09:44 7

56. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Brand new 14nm process, A53 cores = maximum efficency, and new battery tech/optimization a Samsung does should definitely prove you wrong.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 10:40 1

59. j2001m (Posts: 2979; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Can we just make this clear they are coming for. Battery crap 28nm 801 in the s5 there will be no need for a bigger battery, that and the battery type is being changed so it will
Sat just as long as the bigger battery due to the type of battery being used, even if it had the same tech

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 17:13 1

71. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


problem comes down to apple buys dont care about battery because they dont know anything about it, however android owners are usually a lot more tech savvy and care about better higher specs then the last. look at the 8mp apple camera vs androids we always want more

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 17:15

73. Puremind (Posts: 19; Member since: 16 Feb 2015)


Actually the trend is towards smaller faster rechargeable batteries. The S6 is rumored to have 4 hours of battery life rechargeable in only 10 min, so that even if you forgot to recharge your phone at night you would still be able to have a full day of work.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 22:43 1

82. hondaslzman (Posts: 78; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


Stupid comments

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 06:16 6

16. maherk (Posts: 4069; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I won't be surprised if they did, and that won't be that bad. Their new cpu will be 30% more power efficient, and with amoled screens on top the S6 will have a great battery life just like it's predecessors.
The Note 4 kept the same battery size, and yet had a better battery life than the Note 3.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 09:16 5

52. MrET1 (Posts: 110; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)


But still 2800 mah would be more logical then.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 06:30

22. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


@papasmurf

sorry earlier, I had the pic as a signature

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 07:48 1

37. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


I truly believed it was not downsize the battery just for the new phone they know how much a battery is important to everyone that buys phonesit's one of the biggest selling points for them considering now that you cannot remove the battery

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 12:28

86. PeterK. (Posts: 300; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)


Well, it did.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 12:37

87. Fardon (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2014)


YEAH YOU GURANTEED THAT LMAO

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 05:55 2

2. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Not bad for a 7mm< phone.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 09:02 4

49. Rhinoface (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Dec 2014)


Pretty sure the Z3 is under 7mm, or if not only very slightly over, and it has a 3200 mAh.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 10:27 1

58. kryme (Posts: 371; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


wats the different with a phone with 2600mah and 3200mah that give you the same battery life..... it only show how good samsung is.... they have the heaviest skin with the best battery life on the smallest battery........

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 17:15 1

72. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


z3 is 7.3mm gs6 is 6.9 i think most if not all in the world would want the 7.3mm with 3200 battery.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 13:59 4

67. Doakie (Posts: 2108; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Ugh. Go thicker and put in a 5,000 mAh battery like the BLU Studio Energy... 10.4mm thick is just fine. They don't need to copy Apple into the paper thin market. Do the smart thing and give your customers a 2 day battery life!

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 05:57 13

3. 14545 (Posts: 1612; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Keep following the iPhone samsung, see if I buy the s6. I say this as a person who owned the s4 and 5. Great job on the failure Sammy. I hope it works out for you.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 06:01 11

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


LOL cry when the S6 out does any other phone this spring/summer.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 06:06 6

12. vuyonc (Posts: 1024; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Samsung could have made something truly great (design-wise). They already have a decent design language going in their MIDRANGERS! All they needed was a thicker, humpless version of the Alpha with a bigger battery. Nothing more :/

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 06:47 2

26. Cicero (Posts: 890; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Right you are

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 09:51

57. MrET1 (Posts: 110; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)


The renders show a more confortable grip than what the Alpha had. One of the things Alpha owners complained about was that the device wasn't comfortable to hold in your hands.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 06:19 4

17. maherk (Posts: 4069; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You're betting on the failure of a phone that all we know about are bunch of rumors and speculations.
Rooting for it to fail without seeing it, tells us that you owning an S4 and S5 is pure BS.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 06:55 6

28. 14545 (Posts: 1612; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I'm typing this from an S5, idiot. I technically still have the S4 (or well, my fiancee does.) but I really don't care enough to prove myself to some idiot on phonearena. I have posted more than enough to back up my usage. Also, I'm saying I won't be upgrading when it comes out if this is their design and battery. Couple that with the removal of "water resistance" and not making the device any smaller are things that have turned me off. Oh, and don't forget the locked bootloader on the vzw model. Yeah, I'm considering changing brands again. The general public doesnt care about having the thinnest device on the block, but these companies haven't figured that out yet.

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