Samsung launches new 5100 mAh Fast Charge Portable Battery Pack
by Florin Troaca / May 10, 2017, 3:15 PM
Samsung recently released a brand new Fast Charge Portable Battery Pack that's compatible with USB, microUSB, and USB Type-C devices (cable and adapter included in the box). The battery pack - model number EB-PG950 - includes a 5100 mAh battery, so it can provide at least 1 full recharge to any compatible smartphone. The accessory also features an LED power indicator, and a built-in strap for easy carrying.
Obviously, Samsung presents the new battery pack as being an ideal accessory for its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagships, despite the fact that the promo video embedded above only shows a Galaxy S7 edge. The battery pack can charge an S8 or an S7 "up to 1.5x faster" than standard USB charging options - this is also true in the case of other handsets compatible with Samsung Fast Charge, including all of Samsung's recent high-end phones (starting with the Galaxy S6 family and the Galaxy Note 4).
The new Samsung Portable Battery Pack is available in two color variants - navy and silver - and costs $59.99. Interested? If you are, you can buy the accessory from Samsung or Amazon via the source links below.
sources: Samsung, Amazon
Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 10, 2015
Stupidest thing ever. Give up a replaceable battery, so that the phone is as small and SLIM as possible. Then you need to carry a separate battery pack, clunky and awkward, connected by a cord to overcome the limitation of the decision to make the battery sealed in the first place! Is there any common sense left in the world?
posted on May 10, 2017, 3:35 PM 1
Posts: 1068; Member since: Oct 24, 2012
I understand you… not so much! Here you are, presented with option to extend your usage time, and you are here bickering. They didn't seal it just to make it slimmer—it could still be replaceable and, yet, just as slim!
posted on May 10, 2017, 4:39 PM 3
Posts: 225; Member since: Nov 16, 2014
You are absolutely right and no one, even sheeples can say a thing against that. Sadly, it's all about profit$. It's easy to manufacture sealed phones, easier to waterproof, and almost guaranteed rebuy after 2 years (6-700 cycles and that battery is gone)
posted on May 10, 2017, 5:52 PM 0
If it's all about profits, then I'd imagine they've been pretty upset to learn that adding wireless charging is costing them money. And since you can't name a device with an unsealed battery that has wireless charging without an adapter, then you might be pointless. So your "no one" challenge was pretty easy.
posted on May 10, 2017, 9:04 PM 0
Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013
@DB But all brands offer one of these. You don,t buy them unless you need them. Also, I don't know very many phones with 5100MAH batteries in them. And yes smaller is better. If you want to own some big clunky phone, no one is stopping you from buying it. It's called choice. This is what consumers choose. Example, if you are a person who knows you plan to make lots of trips in cars, but you run out an buy some huge gas guzzing luxury car vs maybe a Electric car or hybrid; its no one fault but yours. But many of us have no issue with carrying a pack when we need too. You have pockets don't you? Doesn't your car have a USB port? Where you can charge it in the car. What about people who travel? Arent phone big enough? How big does a phone need to be to hold a 5100MAH battery? I looked up a few...herehttp://webcusp.com/smartphone-with-a-heavy-battery-between-4000-to-7000-mah/ Suppose I want the smallest phone I can buy, and yet have a big battery, that at leats last a day or more. Well the S6 edge and S7 edge, are small and compact and have large batteries, that will last a day. Even if they dont, the phone can quickcharge 60% of the battery from 0 to 60% in just 30 mins. So many people dont need a big battery liek this. But for people who travel, trendy is more important than longevity. Because after all, why would a businessman who flies often, even buy an iPhone where the battery can barely last a flight of 2 hours with heavy web usage? The Galaxy or iPhone, is actually about practical, its about the perception of luxury at an affordable cost. After all the Galaxy and iPhone are the top selling models in the world. Samsung's best selling phones are all brand "Galaxy" which to most know this is their best model vs their other stuff, even with a low end model. Because the Galaxy J may be cheap, but it still does more than an iPhone at any cost. Also consider, fancier phones have fancier features. These features require more hardware, which takes up the space a battery could have. With fast charging, the Galaxy Note and S battery last me up to 2.5 days on a single charge. My Note 7 got 2.5 days, my S8+ gets me 2 full work days, but not 2 24hr days. But you are welcome to buy a phone with a 5000mah battery. Oh and it doesn't have a removable battery either. Right now, by today's standards, phone with removable batteries are prehistorical and are becoming extinct.
posted on May 10, 2017, 5:05 PM 2
Posts: 225; Member since: Nov 16, 2014
You got it wrong dude. Smaller isn't = slimmer. We want 10mm phones instead of 7mm and under for 35-50% more battery capacity. It's as simple as that. Not to mention those super thin phones are hard to hold...
posted on May 10, 2017, 5:54 PM 0
Everybody always complaining about wanting bigger battery but at the same time wanting their phone to have the most powerful processor, the brightest screen and and every battery draining gimmick they can think of. You want good battery life then don't get a flagship. Just like a car, you want better gas mileage then don't go for the biggest engine
posted on May 10, 2017, 8:03 PM 0
Posts: 1678; Member since: Feb 11, 2013
people asking for phones with replaceable battery already had it and it was called the lg g5 and the s5. look at the sales of those phones. its apparent that design must come first so they need to show it off. battery and specs are second.
posted on May 10, 2017, 7:39 PM 0
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