The Samsung Galaxy S11+ battery has leaked and it's massive

The Samsung Galaxy S11+ battery has leaked and it's massive
Samsung Galaxy S11+ CAD-based render

The Galaxy S11+ is shaping up to be a beast in almost every sense and, unlike other flagship smartphones these days, it doesn't look like Samsung is going to be dropping the ball in the all-important battery department. 

The biggest battery Samsung has ever included in a flagship


As spotted by the folks over at GalaxyClub, the battery that's destined to make its way inside the Samsung Galaxy S11+ was recently certified by South Korea's SafetyKorea certification agency under the model number EB-BG988ABY. A photo of the cell is attached to the listing and, to our delight, it reveals the capacity – an incredibly 5,000mAh. 

This number means the Galaxy S11+ is going to include the highest battery capacity ever included in a premium Samsung-branded phone. That title is currently held by the Galaxy S10 5G, which features a huge 4,500mAh cell, although the Galaxy Note 10+ and Galaxy S10+ don't fall far behind with 4,300mAh and 4,100mAh cells respectively. 

To further put the upcoming advancement into perspective, just two years ago the Galaxy S9+ debuted with a tiny 3,500mAh battery which was considered decent at the time. Perhaps even more impressive is the fact Samsung has only produced four phones with equivalent or larger battery capacities in its history.

Although yet to be confirmed, the massive battery destined for the Galaxy S11+ is probably going to support Samsung's 45W fast charging technology which debuted on the Galaxy Note 10+. Additionally, support for fast wireless charging is to be expected alongside reverse wireless charging, a feature that'll let you charge your Galaxy Buds or any other wireless earphones with a compatible charging case by placing them on the back of the phone. 

5,000mAh will be needed for everything that's planned


A ginormous 5,000mAh cell inside the Galaxy S10+ would undoubtedly result in unbeatable battery life for the flagship, but with the Galaxy S11+ that might not necessarily be the case. The multiple power-hungry features that are planned for the next-generation smartphone are the reason for this.

Perhaps the upgrade that'll impact battery life the most is the new display. Samsung is reportedly planning a huge 0.5-inch size increase that'll take it from a manageable 6.4-inches to a massive 6.9-inches. This will apparently be combined with a very impressive and incredibly smooth 120Hz refresh rate on the Infinity-O panel. The South Korean giant has so far stuck to a standard 60Hz refresh rate on its phones but is hoping to overtake the likes of OnePlus and Google by going straight to 120Hz next year, therefore resulting in a considerable amount of extra battery drain.

Another impacting factor will be the presence of 5G network support as standard. Samsung's expected to utilize Qualcomm's newly announced Snapdragon 865 in the United States, a chipset that is coupled with the Snapdragon X55 modem, and its own Exynos 990 processor coupled with a 5G modem elsewhere. Despite the improvements that have been made over the first-generation efforts so far this year, 5G modems are still very much in their infancy and require a significant amount of extra power.

On the bright side of things, Samsung's next-generation flagship is expected to ship with Android 10 and One UI 2.0 straight out of the box. This operating system is a bit more efficient than the Android 9 Pie-based One UI experience it introduced  with the Galaxy S10 lineup of phones. Also worth mentioning is the improved efficiency of the Snapdragon 865 and Exynos 990 chipsets without taking into account their respective modems.

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23 Comments

1. OneLove123

Posts: 1299; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Damn, my next phone.

2. Carlitos

Posts: 704; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Makes sense, we all forget Samsung is the main leader when it comes to the next battery technology. Really looking forward to that graphene ball battery they patented a while back.

6. RevolutionA

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

There's nothing to forget since it's not

15. shawman

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Samsung has been on the leading edge when it comes to display, storage(they 1st had UFS) and battery as well. Apple just uses all the tech created by Samsung and others. Only thing they designed is Apple SOC. Everything else is procured elsewhere. Samsung has its own manfacturing where they create their SOCs.

16. RevolutionA

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Still would never be as big as Apple

24. JCASS889 unregistered

You do know Samsung makes weapons and robotics too right? All Apple does is make the same phones and tablets. I'd say Samsung is a global leader in technology.

11. User123456789

Posts: 1370; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Graphene will never come to phones before other electronics.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31780; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Due to the S-Pen, I expect 200mAH on the Note 11+, but the S-Pen is well worth it. I fully expect Samsung and Apple, to bring it next year Note 11+, and 12 Pro Max for me.

8. TadTrickle

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

Thought you said you were gonna ride out with the note 10 and skip a gen

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31780; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can also change my mind. If I like it enough, I’ll buy it.

20. TadTrickle

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

For sure. I was getting the vibe that you liked the note10 that much

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31780; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I love my Note 10+, but if the 11+ is a big enough jump, I’ll jump.

4. torr310

Posts: 1729; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

damn, sounds awesome but hopeful its affordable.

10. joshuaswingle

Posts: 757; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Unlikely. I’d expect this phone to replace the $1,300 Galaxy S10 5G. Will probably be a little cheaper, but not by much. Maybe $1200.

5. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1185; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Holy damnnn... This makes me super excited about Note 11+. Since Samsung would be able to perfect these new features for the next Note, it's going to be an absolute monster. I really hope that they increase the display size atleast for the Note +. Anything between 6.99 and 7.5 would be amazing. I know some people actually prefer smaller displays and they can go with the regular version. Note + should be maxed out in every way possible especially for the price we pay for the flagships. Can't wait to get rid of my OnePlus.

7. TadTrickle

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

How come that looks smaller than the replaceable batteries of yesteryear that weren't near the capacity

9. RevolutionA

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Because it's a namesake 5000mAh. You can't get that you usage. Remember s10's 4000mAh, it still can't compete with iPhone. Real capacities of a battery is the one you can put it long something like from Apple devices. Quality bro

14. Tizo101

Posts: 644; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Can I have whatever you're smoking?

17. cmdacos

Posts: 4398; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You'd have to travel to a different planet. Turning a phone into the weight of a brick just for battery life isn't leading edge and nothing that any other company that hates its users couldn't do.

12. User123456789

Posts: 1370; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

And exynos version will have bad standby consumption again.

13. cheetah2k

Posts: 2325; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Looking forward to this! Unless Oneplus has a larger one..

21. Bondurant

Posts: 787; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

My next phone. As a long term Huawei user, who shifted to S10+ for last 6 months due to ongoing genocide of Uyghurs by government of China.

23. Gadgetex

Posts: 201; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

If they sold a stock android version on it I would buy it. Wish Samsung gave end users the option to buy a stock android version of it with zero bloatware in it like built in Facebook that can not be uninstalled

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