Murtazin: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to be powered by 3600mAh battery; August 2nd unveiling confirmed

Murtazin: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to be powered by 3600mAh battery; August 2nd unveiling confirmed
For the last few weeks, we have heard that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will contain a 4000mAh battery. That would be a 33% improvement over the 3000mAh cell found on last year's Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and would match the battery on the Samsung Galaxy S7 active. But a fresh report published today, says that the battery on the Galaxy Note 7 will have a capacity of 3600mAh. If true, this would still provide a 20% hike in battery capacity for the next iteration of Sammy's high-end phablet.

The rumor about a 3600mAh battery comes from Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, whose track record when it comes to forecasting specs is rather uneven. Murtazin says that even with the lower capacity battery, the Galaxy Note 7 will squeeze out 20-hours of video playbook with the phablet at maximum brightness. And don't forget that we are talking about a large 5.8-inch display that needs to be powered.

Murtazin also confirms that the phablet will be officially unveiled during the next Samsung Unpacked event to be held on August 2nd. And on that date, we should know everything about the highly anticipated device, including its battery life. We also will discover whether this version of the Galaxy Note will be the first to come with IP certification. The rumored IP68 rating would allow the phablet to be submerged in more than 1 meter (3.2 feet) of water for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 should be launched in the middle of August, which gives us plenty of time to field more leaks about the device. Keep checking in for the latest!

source: GalaxyClub.nl (translated)

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23 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Here's hoping for 4000mah.

2. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Agreed.

4. aegislash

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Same here. I thought I had read an article a few months ago about Samsung inventing 4000mAh batteries that were the size of 3000mAh? Something along those lines anyway.

10. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Non-Removable = FAIL Less than 4000mah = FAIL

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Tye fact you could tinge to be stupid=Fail

19. dimas

Posts: 3369; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Calm your ranting text fingers, it's not yet released. You know how media works, release hyping news to make people squabble and flame each other on tech sites.

3. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Please don't use Heatdragon CPU

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

There will be one version with SD and one with Exynos same as the S7s. Heres hoping the new SD821 is better when it comes to power consumption than the SD820 is.

9. Macready

Posts: 1823; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

There's a chance that it is, since it's produced on an LPP (VS LPE for SD820) process. Then again, it's running at higher clockspeeds too. So not holding my breath here.

11. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

820 and 8890 are already on LPP.

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Old joke The 820 is doesn't overheat After 2 hours of GFXBench Manhattan 3.1, the OP3 lost only 1.5 fpshttp://images.anandtech.com/doci/10411/ProperstabilityOP3%20copy.png That's the smallest drop of any phone tested by AnandTech, less than the S7 or 6S (to be fair, the S7's 1440p vs the OP3's 1080p) But the 8890 and A9 do still have the lead in terms of efficiency

14. kajam

Posts: 220; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

That will be the only reason to keep me away from note 7 cause I am using s7 with snapdragon and I hate it

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

3600mah will still be fine for Exynos but Snapdragon well idk about that. Just going of last years note 5 for my prediction and this years E vs SD battery life comparison with the S7s.

7. jasrockett

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I carry 2 spare batteries when hiking in the snow. 3 days ago I got halfway through the 3rd battery in a day on my Note 4 shooting video, taking photos and using tracking apps. I know very few people will have the same requirements as me but I will miss this instant charge option. The water IP68 certification would be nice but I've done well without it so far.

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Hopefully he keeps his shaky unreliable track record intact with this rumor...

13. kylebelle

Posts: 74; Member since: May 03, 2016

hope this isn't true

16. Papa_Ji

Posts: 851; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Biggest problem in putting larger battery is the inbuilt S-Pen which occupy a large space in NOTE's chassis. Otherwise Samsung can easily put 4500+ battery in Note 7.

20. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Biggest problem is thin phone. A very minor increase in thickness could boost battery size vastly.

22. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

The S-Pen definitely won't help the phone being any sort of water resistant either. Here's to hoping they can solve that issue!

17. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

It's not about how large the battery is it's about software optimization and I believe samsung i's excellent in that so 3600mah in a Samsung phone is like or may pass 4000 mah battery in another phone

18. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Maybe, but even if true, then a 4000mah would be like a 4445mah battery. More is never less.

21. Cipher007

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yeah true! More is always better

23. kmarx

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

No IR blaster = Fail.

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