New Samsung Galaxy Fold rumor points towards much smaller battery

New Samsung Galaxy Fold rumor points towards much smaller battery
After years of mystery, 2019 will finally be the year in which Samsung takes the wraps off of its first foldable smartphone. But according to a new rumor, the first-gen device could arrive with a battery that is much smaller than initially expected.

Allegedly, the Galaxy Fold will launch with two 2,200mAh battery packs on the inside, bringing its total capacity to 4,400mAh. By modern standards, this is quite a respectable size for your everyday smartphone. But considering the larger 7.3-inch screen that will be accessible to users on this particular model, there’s a strong possibility that the dual-battery setup will fall short.

Previously, Samsung’s first smartphone was expected to arrive with a total capacity of 6,200mAh, provided by two separate 3,100mAh cells – the same batteries included inside the upcoming Galaxy S10E.

Aside from the smaller battery capacity, a separate rumor has hinted at the presence of 12GB of RAM inside the smartphone. In addition to this, the choice of 512GB and 1TB of internal storage is set to be available to consumers.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is expected to make its international debut on February 20th alongside the Galaxy S10 lineup. Sales, however, aren’t expected to commence until the second quarter of 2019. And even then, availability will be limited.

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12 Comments

1. Nokfan1603

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

"Considering the larger 7.3-inch screen there’s a strong possibility that the dual-battery setup will fall short." In other articles Phonearena writes that Samsung's new foldable phone is meant for people above forty, or that foldable phones are not ready for primetime yet... Apple is behind the curve be it 5G, be it foldable phones. I think that is the reason why phonearena is so negative about 5G and foldable phones. By the way the iphone xs max has a 6.5 inch screen and runs on a 3,174 mAh battery.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You can't compare battery in iOS because apple designs everything since to end and therefore can leverage efficiencies. IOS is also functionally limited to achieve this ie inability to truly run background apps.

6. slashas

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Man you speak bulls**t, did you manage to know why android needs so much RAM? Cause of garbage collector... IOS can run in the same speed and have the same amount of background applications with twice less of RAM. Check pixel 3 background application management which is awful cause of lack of RAM... So more RAM = much more power consumption.

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

iOS doesn't run true headless background apps unless you keep them open. Its crap.

5. joshuaswingle

Posts: 640; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I find it extremely annoying that you guys treat PhoneArena as one. As if every single person working at this website has the exact same opinion. As you mentioned, the iPhone XS Max runs on a 3,174mAh battery. But let's be honest here, battery life isn't amazing is it? A 3,500mAh battery would be MUCH better. Also worth pointing out the optimization. Apple's devices are significantly more optimized than their Android equivalents due to the fact that Apple designs every aspect of the OS and are capable of adapting it to the components that are included. Samsung phones don't quite have this level of optimization (I've owned Samsung devices) because they don't design every single aspect which is why they need bigger batteries. The 4,000mAh cell in the Galaxy Note 9 has pleased Samsung's customers. But that is coupled with a 6.4-inch display. The foldable phone has a display that's almost an inch bigger and may have just 400mAh extra. So, forgive me for pointing out that the battery may fall short in the eyes of Samsung customers. I have written hundreds of positive articles about Samsung. But once again, as soon as there is something negative it HAS to because of Apple. Do you ever stop to think that perhaps you are looking into every single word a bit too much?

8. Nokfan1603

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Not if there seems to be a pattern... And when rating of phones do not seem to be objective. And when there seem to be hardly any article on Phonearena where there is excitement about 5G and foldable phones. And no, you are right, there are different opinions at this website. I do not mean to attack anyone personally, sorry.

9. joshuaswingle

Posts: 640; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Well just so you know, I'm actually very excited about the benefits 5G will bring and the potential of foldable smartphones. My news articles are, however, meant to be objective and that's what I aim to deliver – you guys need to form your own opinions without reading mine. But if you or anybody else genuinely wants to know my opinion you can follow me on Twitter/Instagram @JoshuaSwingle. My DMs are always open.

12. midan

Posts: 3010; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Why would there be excitement about 5G? most people are thinking where they need it, it sounds very useless so far. Maybe after few years.

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2450; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I’m excited to see the second gen of this thing. I feel like the first iteration is going to be too bulky, too expensive, and a little quirky in its usage. I could be wrong, but it’s just my hunch based on the prototype they displayed and the rumors.

3. lyndon420

Posts: 6824; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Agreed. Let the pawns go first to find all the bugs etc. Next generation could be very appealing.

7. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

This Device is in a bulky case. It is hidden, a lot like other prototype, i.e cars, trucks, guns, ect. So that the competition doesn't copy the design. Dr. Phil it has a black case around it... I'll show you mine as soon as I get the pre-order back. O.o

10. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1578; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I still think this should be S Pen capable, gonna be hard to even consider leaving the Note line for it otherwise.

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