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Samsung Galaxy S21 series batteries might be supplied by China-based Amperex


Rumors and leaks on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 series are already surfacing as 2021 gets closer and closer. Leaks have already given us information on battery benchmark results for the S21+ and some S21 specs that have our hopes up for the upcoming flagship phones. Now, we learn that Samsung will use a China-based manufacturer for most of the battery cells on the S21 series.

SamMobile reports that the South-Korea-based tech giant is looking towards a China-based company to supply the Galaxy S21 series batteries. Usually, the company has multiple suppliers for batteries in addition to Samsung SDI.

Reportedly, Samsung will now source S21 batteries from Amperex Technology Limited, alongside Samsung SDI.

Amperex has previously supplied batteries for Samsung smartphones, mostly budget-friendly devices from the Galaxy A and Galaxy M series. Additionally, the China-based company has supplied some flagship batteries as well, like the one on the Galaxy S9 series. The company has a 17.1% market share for 2019, following Samsung SDI with 28.4% and LG Chem with 19.5%. This move by Samsung is possibly for a cost reduction purposes.

Leaks on the S21 series have previously shown that the Galaxy S21 will feature a 4,000mAh battery and the S21 Ultra will feature a 5,000mAh, same as their predecessors. Only the Galaxy S21+ will reportedly have an increase in battery capacity from 4,500mAh to 4,800mAh.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra specs
  • Display 6.8 inches 3200 x 1440 pixels 120Hz Refresh rate
  • Camera 108 MP (Quad camera) 40 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 12GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 5000 mAh
  • OS Android 11 Samsung One UI

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