Galaxy S5 might sport a new type of Li-ion battery with 2900 mAh capacity and rapid charging

Galaxy S5 might sport a new type of Li-ion battery with 2900 mAh capacity and rapid charging
We've been getting tips about the alleged battery capacity in the Samsung Galaxy S5, claiming it will be 2900 mAh, with rapid charging technology deployed, which will get the juicer pumped up to the rim in under two hours.

The Galaxy S4 has a 2600 mAh battery, so a 2900 mAh unit would be a nice bump in capacity, unless, of course, it has to maintain a 2K resolution display panel, then we'll probably hardly see any gain in battery life from the fourth generation to the fifth.

The interesting thing is that our tipsters claim it will be a new type of Li-ion battery that can store 20% more energy in the same footprint, so despite the bump in capacity, the battery size might stay the same, meaning more place for internals, and/or a more compact handset. 

The new technology in question could be similar to the one we told you about recently, coming from Stanford research. It uses silicon for the electrodes instead of the typical graphite ones, which allows a significant increase in capacity. Not a bad deal if we get a 2900 mAh unit in the Galaxy S5, while it keeps the same compact frame as its predecessors.

Thanks for the tip!

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Teja171 unregistered

Can this battery power a 2K display smartphone ?

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes it can be as specified in the news to maintain a 2K resolution display panel but claimed that it will be a new type of Li-ion battery that can store 20% more energy. Bring it on Sammy, the new type of Li-ion battery.

3. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

It most certainly could power a device with a 2k display, but the question should be for how long could it power a display with that density?

4. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Rapid charging is a great feature. Hope to see it in all devices soon.

5. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Display resolution is overrated as a power draining factor. Take the iPad Air and the snapdragon version of the Note 10.1 2014..both have the super high resolution screens and relatively moderate battery capacities yet they have great battery endurance, especially the Note. Rated a record 18 hours of web surfing on notebookcheck!

6. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

2,900mAh is still not that good for @ 5.3"screen. LG G2 has BIGGER BATTERY 3000mAh is G-RAM its actually equivalent @ 3,300mAh... Samsung has poor battery life for its Flagship phone. ONLY LG G2 has better battery life among THE Major Flagship phones...

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

My note 2 still has 40% charge left while note 3 has about 65 to 75% charge left 8am to 8pm. I don't have a problem with Samsung phone therefore i will keep buying note 4 note 5 note 6... Bought Motorola milestone 2 no software support bye! Bought LG Optimus 3D again no software support bye again! Bought Galaxy Tab 7.7 Samsung upgrade from honeycomb -> ice cream sandwich -> jelly bean. Stick with Samsung till now. Samsung hater can hate all they want in fact they are doing me a favor Samsung product is popular and therefore expensive. Please help me lower their price.

13. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Really? So do you mean to say all websites including phonearena, gsmarena, engaget etc are lying about the high endurances of samsung phones? samsung is always coming close to the top dogs in bettery life...I didnt read any article yet about lg g2 being better among the competition

7. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Also, the Note 3 compared to the Note 2, has three times the resolution, more screen estate, and only 100mah larger battery capacity.. yet it lasts longer. I've no doubt in my mind that the S5 will have greater battery endurance than the S4

8. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I hope they make two versions of s5; both having similar hardware except for screen resolution. I think 1080*1920 pixel is enough. And with the bigger battery, it will last forever on a single charge.

10. Bishop_99

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

That is disappointing. I knew it, give these compqnies a better battery tech, and they would waste it by trying to make the phone thinner. You know, I really don't get this. If they were to place the micro sd card slot and sim card slot in a similar place to where it's found on the note 3, rearrange the speakers just a little bit lower and just different, plus the slightly large frame of the S5, they would have had enoung space to fit a 3,000 mAh batter on the S5, and with the new tech, it could have been a higher capacity battery. I hope this 2900 mAh battery doesn't happen to the S5.

11. Bishop_99

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Or if this battery turns out to be true, at least that it would only be used on the metal version of the S5, while the plastic version has a larger 3200 mAh battery. The increase in mAh between the S3 and the S4 was about 500 mAh and it managed to almost get an extra hour of battery usage. The S5 will receive a similar bump in resolution as the S4 did, so with a 300 mAh larger battery, you can expect a similar battery usuage to the S4, if not ever so slightly lower. Still, I hope this remains exclusive to the metal version. Maybe that's the reason they need a battery similar in physical size to the one found in the S4? For the metal version? Give the regular plastic version a larger battery with the new battery tech and I will be happy.

12. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Maybe they could just buy batteries from LG.

14. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Love to see new battery technology and power generation. Love to see more solar panels on back of phones, more dynamo energy creation for emergencies, and not just a USB plug but a normal wall connector for fast charging.

15. anthonyjohnson7

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Still I have one doubt to clear that is it supports Wireless charging? As I have Galaxy S4 device with me which is qi enabled and support wireless charging as I recently purchased wireless charger from Amazon by CHOTECH TECHNOLOGY from my Smartphone through which I can simultaneously Charge Lumia 920 and Galaxy S4 with it. Last month I read news post that says Galaxy S5 not support the wireless charging. Is anyone clarify my doubt?

16. charliehill

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

I just think about getting wireless charger in my car cause I use phone too much ! , does it work on wireless car charger ? ,battery life is always a problem for me so I have to charge while driving.

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