Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus to feature the same battery capacity as Note 7


Samsung Electronics has presumably decided to go with 3,000 and 3,500 mAh batteries for the two versions of its upcoming flagship. According to a new report from The Investor, the smaller variant of the Galaxy S8 will adopt the 3,000 mAh power unit, while the capacity of the larger S8 Plus model will be the same as the Galaxy Note 7 at 3,500 mAh.

The news comes from a Samsung official who spoke to South Korea's News 1. He was quoted saying that the company has reached a "final decision" on the matter after performing a number of tests.

Following last year's Galaxy Note 7 ordeal, Samsung has reportedly made some changes with its battery suppliers. Japanese company Murata Manufacturing has been included as a provider alongside Samsung's subsidiary Samsung SDI and China's ATL. There were rumors that the South Korean tech giant has opted to cut ties with ATL after the recall of the exploding phablets, but nothing has been officially confirmed yet.

Other reports have suggested that Samsung has recently started receiving large quantities of smartphone components from its partners, which indicates that the mass production of the Galaxy S8 is about to start very soon.

source: The Investor

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83 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Lmao same 'capacity' from explosive note 7, consumers are warned.

3. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Stupid comment of the day.

12. peace247 unregistered

This will be the best phone ever!!!

20. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Failed to detect sarcasm fanboy?

29. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

There's a difference between sarcasm & an outdated 'joke'

71. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Phonearena really should clean up idiot comments like this would improve their rep.

76. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

sarcasm when you've gone flat out dumb?^^^

14. Derekjeter

Posts: 1467; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

This serves as a disclaimer to avoid lawsuits when they start exploding again. Lol. Buyer Beware.

18. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

lol, a 6.3" screen with an even lesser battery capacity than the 5.5" S7E.. what's more, a Note7 battery. oh boy, the Galaxy S8 might be the most underwhelming phone release of all time at this rate. jeeeezzz!!!!

23. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The sd835 uses low power, so no problems with battery size

77. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

preconceptions is creeping on you badly, wait the unveiling, go buy the phone, use it, the come here to vent, right now just hold your breath.

31. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Same capacity, as size. Not exact size. Apparently reading & comprehension wasn't your strong point in school.

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Galaxy S started exploding when? Never?!

21. RoryBreaker

Posts: 208; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

I do think it's a mistake to have anything in common with the Note 7 battery!

45. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why. 99.9% of the world could care less. The size of the battery isn't a problem whether its the same smaller or larger. What difference does it make. If a batter is going to explode, what size it is isn't going to matter. Right? The vast majority of Note 7 owners don't even know what size the battery was or is and don't even care. So why exactly do you care? I don't care of its size, I only care how long it last. The Note 7 had a slightly smaller batter than the S7 edge, yet still last about the same amount of time on a single charge. I fail to see why it matters. At least the battery didn't shrink. I'm only surprised it didn't get bigger.

63. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Umm if a device is perceived as dangerous and could explode at any second then yes people would care. It doesn't take a genius to know that.

78. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

why don't I here guys talk of iPhone small battery which have been exploring the exploding feature.

79. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

why don't I here guys talk of iPhone small battery which have been exploring the exploding feature.

48. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its also gonna be thicker than Note 7. wich mean more space and better heat dissipation. About time they learn.

2. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Well, that's disappointing. Not saying the Note 7's battery was great, but would like to see a slight improvement.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ummm. you will. the chipset is 30% more power efficient for the same tasks. You dont always need a bigger battery. Though removable batteries are always important... hint.

16. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

In tasks that don't strain the processor, it will be a worse battery life than the note 7. The S8 will have a bigger screen and more than 10% smaller battery than the note 7. Not to mention the higher resolution. Note 7 had mediocre battery life at best. This will make it into borderline poor.

24. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Higher resolution? I haven't heard of any rumors of higher than 2K for the S8...

30. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

It will use an 18:9 aspect ratio, so the resolution will be 1440x2880 or something like that. It is more than 10% more than QHD used in S7.

46. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S8 Pluys has the same size battery as the Note 7. The smaller S8 has the same size battery as the base S7. I fail to see your p[oint. Can you actually make one? Or can you nto read? The article says the base S8 will have a 3000Mah battery assumingly, which is the same size it had last year. The S8 Plus will have the same size battery as the Note 7, which was 3500Mah vs the 3600Mah in the S7 Edge. But at least it didn't get smaller. Maybe there is a good reason it didn't get bigger even with the larger device size. Maybe Samsung playing it safe and not trying to be greedy with battery size. The Galaxy S is their flagship. Smasung can't afford ot have the same mishap with the S as it had with the Note. The S sells 4 times as many as the Note and such a recall would take a far serious hit on Samsung than the Note 7. Wake up man and just be happy. Or in fact you don't even have to buy this phone. But there is nothing wrong with it yet. There is something wrong with you. The Note 7 does not have poor battery life. My Note 7 last 2.5 full work days on a single charge. I don't know of any phone that last that long with even 50% of the features. Most phones I know don't have any features at all, and still don't last as long. DO you won a phone with better battery life based on usage vs the Note 7 or S7 Edge? Because I don't know of any phone that does. This video shows a Geekbench 3 Battery rundown test with the Galaxy S6, S7 and S7 Edge. The S6 has a 2550 battery, the S7 at 3000 and the S7 Edge @3500. According to the test, the S7 lasted 63% longer than the S6. The S7 Edge also lasted longer. Now do the mat, it took the S7 Edge 11 hours to go dark, it took the S7 9 hours to go dark. Since the Note 7 is closer in battery size to the S7 Edge vs the S7, the it is reasonable to conclude it would take about 10 hours for the Note 7 to go dark. I assume this would be based on all day always screen on usage doing medium to heavy tasks. So based on phones I have used, I know for a fact the iPhone 6S Plus won't even last 5 hours on a single charge with medium usage with a screen on for the full time. Yet the Note 7 last longer. But you claim the Note 7 has dismal battery life? Compared to what? What other phone has the EXACT same features that you can even compare it too? I mean it goes beyond just grabbing a phone with a 5.7" QHD display. Right?

74. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Why did they increase the screen size and resolution if they didn't want to increase battery capacity. And no way will the S8 will have the same size as S7. It will be way taller. You don't increase screen size and resolution if you don't increase battery capacity. BTW, S7 barely lasts longer than S6. Check GSMArena, PA or anandtech battery tests.

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuFlWn3KFXc Note 7 in a video rundown test. The phone last playing a QHD video until it died of 15.7 house. Samsung own specs says up to 14 hours like the S7. The iPhone 7 Plus lasted 14 hours which is very good. However, it can only play a video up to 1080p as anything higher would be down-sampled to 1080p. Which means if I dropped the resolution of the Note 7 to 1080 and forced it to place only 1080p videos, I would easily get an extra hour of playback. Please show me a "premium" model phone with QHD that last 16 hours of video playback at QHD resolution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KblLVWvxGvU This video, over 13 hours of usage with heavy usage for a single day. For me it last 2.5 days on a single charge. Does the phone you own last that long? I doubt it. But you claim mediocre life? How can you make that claim for a phone you don't even have or likely didn't even own? Used my Note 7 all day recording 4K videos and taking 4K photos and the phone last a 10 hour day at the park and I still had 30% battery when I was on the way home.

75. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

I don't care about video playback. I care about browsing. AMOLED screens are naturally better at video playback due to PWM. In browsing, Samsung falls flat.

58. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

https://flic.kr/p/QGEATS Here is a screen shot of my Note 7, which I just put back on the charge a little bit ago. As you can see, the last time the phone was fully charge was on 2/7 just before Midnight. I just put it on the charge about 30mins ago and it was a about 33%. As you can see, I already have 2 full 24 hour days of usage, which is more than 2 work days. As you can see by my green usage, I am a medium user, but I hit peaks at certain times. During the day, I don't use this phone very much, because I have another phone I use for business. This phone is solely used for my personal stuff. My email, web browsing and social media is all I use it for and taking photos and videos when I go biking. I have a Note 5 that I use for work and it won't last a full day because of me talking at last 100 calls on average per day, with each call lasting about 5~10 mins. Please show me a phone with even 50% of the specs of the Note 7 that last 2 days on one charge? In all fairness I have not used another brand of phone since 2011. So I am sure I could be missing on phones that could last longer. I know phones exist with 4000mah batteries. But they don't have the features and capabilities of the Note 7 and thus the comparison is mute. The only phone that offers a reasonable and somewhat fair comparison is the S7 Edge. QHD video playback on the S7 edge was 14+ hours. The only site where the battery did poorly is only on PhoneArena.

64. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Did you actually made a video about darkkjedi? What were you thinking making that video?

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