Samsung Galaxy S6 rumored to come with a 2,600mAh battery at the back

Samsung Galaxy S6 rumored to come with a 2,600mAh battery at the back
According to the recent rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S6 will not boast a larger display that its predecessor, the Galaxy S5, and will probably gravitate towards the 5.1-inch mark, but will amp up the game in the resolution department. 

Why are we telling you this? A similarly-sized display means that the device won't differ much from its previous generation and will be boasting mostly similar dimensions.

The thickness of the device, however, is rumored to be taking a hit. Samsung's next forerunner is expected to be as thin as an iPhone 6 (6.9mm). Naturally, such a diet normally paves the way for compromises in certain areas, and usually, that's battery capacity. See where we are going?

Recent rumors coming straight from South Korea claim that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will come with a 2,600mAh battery at the back. That's smaller than the Galaxy S5's one which measures 2,800mAh in capacity and kept the lights on for 7 hours and 38 minutes in our custom battery test. Interestingly enough, Samsung's 2013 flagship, the Galaxy S4, was its latest flagship to boast a battery with such a capacity.

It will be quite interesting to see how the rumored 2,600mAh battery will get along with the rest of the speculated specs (QHD display and either Snapdragon 810 or Exynos 7420 chipset) and how this combination of components will affect the battery life. Take these claims with a handful of salt, of course.

source: ITCLE (translated) via GForGames

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It won't I'll guarantee you that.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I doubt they'll downsize from the S5's 2800mAh battery Then again, it could still have long battery life with 2600mAh because of Lollipop, 14nm and AMOLED But actually mAH is the wrong reading We need to know its Wh i.e. V * mAh (or V * 10^-3 Ah) Maybe the voltage is higher on the S6 (but higher voltage generally means more heat)

38. engineer-1701d unregistered

actually higher amps cause heat not voltage

68. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Actually Higher watts = more heat Watts = volts * amps So technically we are both right :)

70. engineer-1701d unregistered

technically watts= power P(W) = V(V) × I(A) when i make a change to a circuit board this has to be taken into account.

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It can and likely will, as Samsung has shown time and time again that it is willing to copy other company's strategies at the detriment of their own progress.

29. usermaxthon

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

It's going to an epic failure. No matter how efficient the processor or display is with 2600mAh they will stuggle to keep the same battery life of S5. If they truely come up with 2600mAh sealed battery many power user will leave The Galaxy, LOL.

56. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Brand new 14nm process, A53 cores = maximum efficency, and new battery tech/optimization a Samsung does should definitely prove you wrong.

59. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Can we just make this clear they are coming for. Battery crap 28nm 801 in the s5 there will be no need for a bigger battery, that and the battery type is being changed so it will Sat just as long as the bigger battery due to the type of battery being used, even if it had the same tech

71. engineer-1701d unregistered

problem comes down to apple buys dont care about battery because they dont know anything about it, however android owners are usually a lot more tech savvy and care about better higher specs then the last. look at the 8mp apple camera vs androids we always want more

73. Puremind

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

Actually the trend is towards smaller faster rechargeable batteries. The S6 is rumored to have 4 hours of battery life rechargeable in only 10 min, so that even if you forgot to recharge your phone at night you would still be able to have a full day of work.

82. hondaslzman

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Stupid comments

16. maherk

Posts: 7056; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I won't be surprised if they did, and that won't be that bad. Their new cpu will be 30% more power efficient, and with amoled screens on top the S6 will have a great battery life just like it's predecessors. The Note 4 kept the same battery size, and yet had a better battery life than the Note 3.

52. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

But still 2800 mah would be more logical then.

22. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

@papasmurf sorry earlier, I had the pic as a signature

37. engineer-1701d unregistered

I truly believed it was not downsize the battery just for the new phone they know how much a battery is important to everyone that buys phonesit's one of the biggest selling points for them considering now that you cannot remove the battery

86. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Well, it did.

87. Fardon

Posts: 96; Member since: Nov 24, 2014


2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Not bad for a 7mm< phone.

49. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Pretty sure the Z3 is under 7mm, or if not only very slightly over, and it has a 3200 mAh.

58. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

wats the different with a phone with 2600mah and 3200mah that give you the same battery life..... it only show how good samsung is.... they have the heaviest skin with the best battery life on the smallest battery........

72. engineer-1701d unregistered

z3 is 7.3mm gs6 is 6.9 i think most if not all in the world would want the 7.3mm with 3200 battery.

67. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Ugh. Go thicker and put in a 5,000 mAh battery like the BLU Studio Energy... 10.4mm thick is just fine. They don't need to copy Apple into the paper thin market. Do the smart thing and give your customers a 2 day battery life!

3. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Keep following the iPhone samsung, see if I buy the s6. I say this as a person who owned the s4 and 5. Great job on the failure Sammy. I hope it works out for you.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

LOL cry when the S6 out does any other phone this spring/summer.

12. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Samsung could have made something truly great (design-wise). They already have a decent design language going in their MIDRANGERS! All they needed was a thicker, humpless version of the Alpha with a bigger battery. Nothing more :/

26. Cicero

Posts: 1159; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Right you are

57. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

The renders show a more confortable grip than what the Alpha had. One of the things Alpha owners complained about was that the device wasn't comfortable to hold in your hands.

17. maherk

Posts: 7056; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You're betting on the failure of a phone that all we know about are bunch of rumors and speculations. Rooting for it to fail without seeing it, tells us that you owning an S4 and S5 is pure BS.

28. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I'm typing this from an S5, idiot. I technically still have the S4 (or well, my fiancee does.) but I really don't care enough to prove myself to some idiot on phonearena. I have posted more than enough to back up my usage. Also, I'm saying I won't be upgrading when it comes out if this is their design and battery. Couple that with the removal of "water resistance" and not making the device any smaller are things that have turned me off. Oh, and don't forget the locked bootloader on the vzw model. Yeah, I'm considering changing brands again. The general public doesnt care about having the thinnest device on the block, but these companies haven't figured that out yet.

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