The Samsung Galaxy Fold's battery may disappoint but the Galaxy A70's won't
Samsung's foldable smartphone
Initial rumors pointed towards the presence of two 3,100mAh batteries inside Samsung’s foldable smartphone, bringing the total capacity to 6,200mAh. Just over a week ago, though, a new rumor hinted at a much smaller total of just 4,400mAh. And now, as revealed by a new report, it turns out the Galaxy Fold’s battery capacity is actually even smaller.
Rather than utilizing two 2,200mAh cells as the previous rumor had suggested, it turns out Samsung’s foldable smartphone will actually make use of two 2,190mAh batteries on the inside. This brings the total capacity to 4,380mAh, slightly lower than the recent 4,400mAh expectation and significantly smaller than the initial capacity of 6,200mAh.
For most smartphones, a capacity of 4,380mAh would be more than enough but it’ll remain to be seen if the Galaxy Fold’s two-battery setup can go the distance when tested by Samsung customers. After all, while the smaller display comes in at just 4.8-inches, when unfolded users will have access to a massive 7.3-inch display.
This translates into almost one whole extra inch of screen real estate in exchange for just 380mAh of extra battery capacity when compared to the Galaxy Note 9.
Moving away from Samsung’s next premium device, it seems the South Korean giant is taking a leaf out of Huawei’s book by fitting most of its upcoming devices with large batteries. More specifically, it the upper-midrange Galaxy A70 is set to ship with a 4,400mAh battery on the inside which should produce some impressive results.
For those of you that may be unaware, the Galaxy A70 is rumored to arrive equipped with a notched Infinity-V panel that sits in the region of 6-inches when it comes to size. Multiple rear cameras are also expected, as is the Exynos 9610 processor, putting it on par with the Snapdragon 660-powered Galaxy A9 (2018).