Alleged Galaxy S6 battery pack snapped, confirming 2600 mAh capacity

We heard the other day that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 flagship will sport a 2600 mAh sealed battery inside, and now a snapshot inside a Chinese battery factory seemingly confirms this rumor. As you can see from the pictures below, which we dug out from the vast confines of the Weibo blogosphere, the battery packs are indeed marked with a 2600 mAh capacity, and their model number denoted as EB-BG925ABE. 

Given that the Galaxy S6 Edge codename is speculated to be SM-925X, and, say, replacement batteries for the Galaxy S5 (SM-900) go on Amazon with models like EB-BG900BBC, there is a big possibility that these pieces you see below are Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge packs. Now, it's not entirely clear if those are replacement batteries, or the actual juicers that are ready to go into the retail handset (the guy who posted these just says "Galaxy S6 battery" as a comment), but, given their production date of 2/11, these are pretty fresh off the conveyor belts, so this might be the real deal. 

Before you scoff at the 2600 mAh capacity, which is lower than on the S5, bear in mind that the Galaxy S6 will have a very frugal 14nm chipset. Moreover, we already have a handset out with the S6's rumored 5.1" Quad HD Super AMOLED display - the Galaxy S5 LTE-A - and its battery life tests showed that the panel is very power-sipping, too, performing on par with its 1080p sibling. 

Thus, the Galaxy S6, together with the other software and hardware optimizations that Samsung placed within, should last at least as long, if not longer, than the Galaxy S5 on a charge, despite the 2600 mAh battery capacity. Moreover, there is speculation on a new type of polymer technology that Samsung is utilizing for the juicer, plus rapid wireless charging capabilities in the S6, so we wouldn't worry too much about the handset's endurance just yet.

source: Weibo

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  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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58 Comments

1. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Why have spare battery when the phone is supposed to be 'unibody' ?

9. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Look at the pictures, the batteries have connenctors. As in none replaceable.

12. ilovephablets

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Seems like ill wait for tge note 5, setiously samsung 2600 mAh and no removable battery

31. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Fm if you all need meter phones and all give Samsung an hard time a outs it looks that what you get, but there will be a plasic ver with water res

50. BiN4RY

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Considering the fact that Note 4 just came out in recent months, you're going to have a lot of fun waiting.

16. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Wait, is this different from the polymer battery once purported along with the metal frame of Galaxy S6?

2. Desmortibus

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Instead of aiming at "just as good as the Galaxy S5" or "slightly better" , they should have made the choice of a much bigger battery (who in the world really want thinner and thinner -bendable-phones ?...). With a 3.400 mah, for instance, coupled with the efficiency of the 14nm chip, Samsung could have claimed a genuine three days battery life that everyone dreams of and put Apple to shame.

6. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Samsung has borken my heart... :(

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea I'm disappointed with this Their 14nm process is 35% lower power consumption than their 20nm 2600mAh*1.35 = 3510mAh eqv But what if it was say 2mm thicker... 3000mAh*1.35 = 4050mAh eqv It could of had better battery than DROID Turbo! BTW my 35% increase may not be realistic since some of that 35% will be used for higher performance But then again the S6 probably has a more efficient AMOLED panel, 5.0.2 or 5.1 Lollipop, radios, kernel,... as well So can't actually predicate

32. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The 35% is the number of there cpu called 5433, it's going to have way more than the cra 810 28nm I.e. It's going. To last longer than the s5 that 100% big time even with a smaller battery and with no new battery tech, but there are reports like above about new tech that give you longer life battery for les power and so on, that and Samsung as tech that makes all part of the phone use less power, this was added in the s5 so I ne thinking this will have got better, that and also the new software setup and no lagging of the cpu will easy cut back on power

54. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"Their 14nm process is 35% lower power consumption than their 20nm 2600mAh*1.35 = 3510mAh eqv" -vincelongman Your math is wrong. If the 14nm is 35% lower than the 20nm, then an equivalent battery for the 20nm would be 4000mAh.

30. tokuzumi

Posts: 1907; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I'm inclined to agree with this. As a side effect of screens getting practical joke huge, they have made phones thinner, as a compromise. Only problem is the phone becomes harder to hold, since there are no "hips" to grab onto. Thin phones are a marketing bullet point. They do not make the device better in any way. I held a Droid Turbo the other day. That phone is unapologetically thick. I like it.

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Galaxy phone typically don't bend.

45. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I think you are complaining just to be. You have no idea what you are talking about. The Note 4 has only a slightly larger battery over the Note 3. The Note 3 has a 3200mah while the 4 has 3220. Yet the Note 4 lasts 2 hours longer. Pleas estop complaining about something so petty, especially when you have no idea what you're talking about. And consider the Note 4 has 4 times the specs of the iPhone 6+ which doesn't even last as long as the Note 3 and S5. This phone is not slightly better than the S5. This isn't Apple bro.

52. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

What the hell do you need 3 days of battery life for? Just charge your phone every night.

3. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I believe Samsung knows what they are doing, they must have some way of optimising the battery to last longer than the GS5.

46. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Look at the Note 4 vs the Note 3. Tells you all you need to know.

4. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Remember people : Higher numbers doesn't necessarily mean higher performance. It all comes down to technology.

38. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Why not both ?

5. hafini_27

Posts: 950; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I believe Samsung has ways to optimize the battery of the S6

7. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Noooooo curse the thinness craze. 3000 mAh battery at least. The GS6 should be SIGNIFICANTLY better not CONSIDERABLY better than the GS5.

10. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

new 14nm chip consumes 30% less battery than the previous one.

21. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

You're reaffirming my point. The display and chipset will be more efficient obviously but the battery should be bigger not smaller. Do you want a smaller battery just because other hardware is more efficient? No. No matter what happens, the battery should always get bigger ;)

33. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

As per my post above, it's way more then that on the cpu, I.e. Way above 30% over the s5 as they was on about there 5433 cpu at 20nm and not the crap lag fest of the 801 28nm used in the s5

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Note 4 only has a battery slightly bigger than the Note 3, yet it last 2 hours longer. Stop being so petty. The size of the battery isn't gonna give you an idea how long it will last because each device is different.

8. mixedfish

Posts: 1556; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

I think this confirms either the S6 or Edge has no removable battery.

11. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

so the day has come when HTC's flagship will come with a bigger battery than Samsung. you don't judge battery life by just the battery capacity, so i will reserve my judgment for later.

34. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The sd 810 is a battery hog so they going to need it big time

13. HSN87

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Non Removable Battery???? R u serious?? :-/

14. TechNerd

Posts: 66; Member since: May 03, 2014

I would'nt go as far as saying the new 14nm soc will be frugal as it's still flagship hardware optimised for performance. However it will be big step forward from 28nm.

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