Revealed: the secret behind Galaxy S11's rumored longer battery life


The Galaxy S11 series is very likely to have much longer battery life in aggregate, compared to its S10 series predecessors. The reasoning behind this speculation is not only that it will probably run on more efficient processors than the ones we have now, or that Samsung will use a newer generation more frugal OLED display tech.

While both of these are true, the Galaxy S11 may have better battery life than the S10 simply because the eventual battery capacities indicate that the packs will be much larger. The battery of the eventual Galaxy S11e, or whatever Samsung calls it, leaked packing 3730mAh, against a 3100mAh battery in the S10e. 

The regular S11 is said to boast the Note 10+ battery of 4300mAh, against 3400mAh for the S10 model, while the S11+ may pack a battery close to the 5000mAh mark, like the Galaxy M30. The reasoning? Well, the 5G versions of those phones are going to be battery hogs, so Samsung will have to up the ante in the endurance department. Also, Huawei, and even Apple with the 11 Pro Max, are eating its lunch in the flagship battery life department.



Also, because it can now. Buried in a Korean media industry report today, is the fact that the local ITM Semiconductor has begun supplying next-gen battery Protection Module Packages (PMP) to Samsung for the Galaxy S11.

Galaxy S11 may end up with both great camera and long battery life


This fairly unexciting report, however, turns into a tangential confirmation that, besides a huge camera upgrade, the S11 series will boast one in the battery life department. How come? Well, the PMP tech allows for a much tighter packaging of the battery cells compared to what Samsung is using for the Galaxy S10 models, whose packs still require a holder case.

The pleasant side effect of using PMP for the Galaxy S11 batteries is that the overall size of the package can shrink by up to 57%, allowing for much larger capacities, smaller battery footprint leaving space for other stuff inside the phone, or a combination thereof. 


Samsung may have gone for the latter, bumping the battery capacity in a smaller package that would allow for more camera paraphernalia. 

In this day and age, camera prowess and longer battery life are arguably the most important aspects to get advantage in for a top-end phone, and Samsung could be delivering both with the S11 series. 

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13 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 1169; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Hope for the cameras, Samsung gets rid of warm colours and excess of HDR.

7. extraterestial

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 08, 2019

Used to be. This is now a domain of Apple.

5. RevolutionA

Posts: 490; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

It'll still be a so so phone

14. ijuanp03

Posts: 660; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

But not as so-so as the latest iPhones.

6. rseifer

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

This is about as close as I've seen to a "user replaceable" battery since I bought the LG v20 a couple of years ago. Let's hope it's the beginning of a trend back toward the incredible usability I have with the LG. Ralph L Seifer, Long Beach, California.

11. matistight

Posts: 1027; Member since: May 13, 2009

Nice to meet you Ralph, I'm Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration

12. Vancetastic

Posts: 1767; Member since: May 17, 2017

I like your name.

8. rsiders

Posts: 2014; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Bring it on Samsung. The S11 will probably be my first experience with Samsung and it's looking better and better.

9. Rocket

Posts: 703; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

S11+ with 5000mah? sweet!

10. Fred3

Posts: 584; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

60/120Hz display just been confirmed

13. kplayon

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 02, 2018

it's gonna be heavy. Damn

15. ijuanp03

Posts: 660; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

The s10 series are lighter compared to other flagships so adding bigger batteries will make the weight even.

16. cheetah2k

Posts: 2299; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Hoping for the big battery department. 5000mah should be standard and the bare minimum now

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