The batteries powering the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ might not be bigger, but they should perform better

We've already shown you what allegedly is the retail box for the Samsung Galaxy S9, and that certainly gave away plenty of information that Samsung would have preferred to release itself at a later time. One tidbit that wasn't included on the box was the capacity of the battery that will power Sammy's 2019 flagship phone. But Brazil's telecom regulator ANATEL divulged some information that seemingly applies to the cells that will power both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

Certificates issued by ANATEL show the agency giving thumbs up to a pair of new batteries that will be used by Samsung. While the certificates do not show any particular model numbers that we can tie into Samsung's 2018 Galaxy S handsets, it would make sense that newly certified 3000mAh and 3500mAh batteries would be earmarked for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, respectively. After all, these are the exact same capacities found on the cells powering the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

Even though Samsung doesn't apparently plan on raising the capacity of the battery in each phone, they have been changed in some way or else ANATEL would not have felt the need to certify them. Additionally, the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform under the hood of both devices (in the U.S.) is designed to help phones achieve all day battery life. And with Quick Charge 4+, a cell can be 50% filled with energy in just 15 short minutes. In other markets, Samsung's own Exynos 9810 SoC will be powering the handsets, and is expected to bring as much as a 15% savings in energy consumption over last year's chipset.

Therefore, even if Samsung keeps the capacity of the two batteries inside the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ the same as last year's models, there should be improvement to the battery life achieved by both phones. Those who want a longer lasting power source might want to wait for the Samsung Galaxy S9 Active. This year's rugged variant of the Galaxy S8 happens to carry a 4000mAh battery.


source: SlashLeaks (1), (2)

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)

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25 Comments

1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This is a wasted launch...This S9 launch is here to save some of their sales that are going to the iPhone 8 and X.

5. maherk

Posts: 6955; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You act as if Samsung didn't release their flagship phone around this time of the year for the past 8 years.

8. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Are you really that dumb. They release a new S model every year right around the same time of year. It has nothing to do with the iPhone so.

19. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Smarphones are like laptops. They get refreshed every year with new processor and such.

2. maherk

Posts: 6955; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

There was a big jump in endurance between my S7 and S8, and S7 Edge and S8 Plus, that's why I'm not worried about battery size. When switching to the Note 8, I also expected a dip in battery life when compared to the S8+, but that wasn't the case. I'm averaging an extra 1hr of sot, all thanks to Android 7.1 and the extra software optimization Samsung delivered. And I'm sure Oreo will improve on the already excellent battery life. P.s: my experience is with the exynos version of these phones, I'm not sure how's the battery life on SD models.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My SD Note 8, is just about equal to my SD S8 Plus. Those two phones have the best battery life of any phones I've owned. After those two, comes the iPhone 7 Plus.

6. maherk

Posts: 6955; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I would say the Note 8 and Essential Phone are the best 2 phones I had in terms of battery life, followed by the S8+.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right on Bro.

20. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

What SOT you get with the note 8 and essential phone maherk?

22. maherk

Posts: 6955; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm averaging almost 6.5 hrs on my Note 8, which is almost identical to what I was getting from my Essential Phone.

4. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I can't understand why do they have to release the S9. There is basically nothing new. Just pause for one or two years if you really have nothing new to release.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMFAO Tell all companies that. What new does the i8 and i8+ offer. Not much

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You mean the 7S and 7S Plus lol.

24. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

You mean 6sss and 6sss+

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The same reason Apple released an 8 and 8 Plus, which were nothing more than a 7S and 7S Plus, but skipped the 9.

21. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

People are on a 2 yr cycle for their phones so they will get something new up from the s7/s7 edge

7. torr310

Posts: 1676; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

no no no..... at least 3500mAh! Wish one day I only have to charge my phone once a week and no car charger needed at all!

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"Wish one day I only have to charge my phone once a week and no car charger needed at all!" I already had that day, back when I still use dumb nokia phone, when Instant messaging and playing MP3 in phone still not a thing

9. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

Samsung tell me one reason other than the new soc and new camera that makes anyone buy s9 over s8 despite the later being much cheaper

11. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Fingerprint sensor position has been made a litter bit better. Huge deal ! :)

13. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I mean..that's not exactly going to sit down well with most people a 100mAh boost would have been nice if not mandatory but I guess this is the pre- tenth anniversary phone so

17. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Just give the Exynos version an FM radio and I'll get the S9+ as the G7 may be postponed.. I still hate the weird aspect ratio though.

18. Derekjeter

Posts: 1526; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

No OEM should release anything for about 2 years. Nothing really worth an upgrade, just take a look at the disappointing sales for Apple on that X phone. Samsung should stop with the S line and just regroup, with Apple not selling as much they should see that people are just not running to upgrade every year as before. The only reason i might upgrade to the Note 8 is because my Nexus took a crazy fall and broke, but if i still had it working i would never upgrade. Nothing is worth the crazy money they are charging. My 7 plus and Nexus did almost everything these $1k phones can.

25. midan

Posts: 3009; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

And then reality check "Report: iPhone’s US activations up 10 points in Q4 2017, up 5 points year-on-year" "CIRP partner Josh Lowitz said in a note seen by us that it was the year-on-year growth driven by the iPhone X that was notable."

23. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

Why can Huawei and HTC put 4000mah batteries in their devices while Samsung can't??

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