Samsung Galaxy Note 10 battery leak points towards biggest one yet
The Galaxy Note 10 5G's battery may have been certified
As spotted by the people over at Galaxy Club, a new Samsung battery was recently certified by the South Korean Certification Authority under the model number EB-BN972ABU. Unfortunately, the listing in question doesn’t confirm the exact use case for the cell. However, it does list a minimum capacity of 4,170mAh and a typical capacity of 4,300mAh – the latter is what manufacturers typically advertise.
Samsung’s previous model number practices indicate that this battery belongs to whatever smartphone uses the SM-N972 model code. Despite all the leaks, though, this particular device has never made an appearance and, in actual fact, may not even be under development. As a result, there’s a strong possibility the battery will instead be used inside Samsung’s SM-N971 offering.
The largest battery in a Galaxy Note device ever
If a 4,300mAh battery does indeed make its way into the Galaxy Note 10 5G, it’ll instantly become one of the largest batteries Samsung has ever used inside a flagship. Not only this, but it’ll also represent the biggest battery inside a Galaxy Note device.
For reference, the Galaxy Note 9 includes a 4,000mAh battery while the Galaxy S10+ includes a 4,100mAh alternative. Previous generation flagships such as the Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 8, on the other hand, include 3,500mAh and 3,300mAh cells respectively.
The only Samsung flagships currently equipped with bigger batteries than that of the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 5G are the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy S10 5G. These sport 4,380mAh and 4,500mAh batteries respectively but are also significantly larger than the company's other devices.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G specs, features, release date
Like the Galaxy S10 series that precedes it, the Galaxy Note 10 5G is expected to carry a large punch hole display and minimal bezels. Depending on the region, the smartphone should carry either Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 or Samsung’s own Exynos 9820. These chips will then most likely be paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage as a minimum.
Over on the rear, the Galaxy Note 10 5G is expected to retain the horizontal camera setup seen on last year’s Galaxy Note 9. This time around, though, the flagship may gain as many as two extra cameras. This means that, in addition to the variable aperture and telephoto cameras found on last year’s flagship, there could also be a new 16-megapixel super-wide-angle alternative and a Time-of-Flight sensor for improved bokeh imagery.