Samsung Galaxy S9 rumored to come with bigger battery, here's the alleged capacity

The Samsung Galaxy S9 could arrive with a slightly larger battery than its predecessor, according to a new rumor. The latest speculation comes from Chinese website Weibo, where a user who supposedly is in possession of a test unit shared the following information:

Now, Google Translate isn't exactly stellar with Chinese to English translations, but from what we can make out, Samsung's smaller 2018 flagship should pack a 3,200mAh power cell. Compared to the Galaxy S8, that's an increase of 200mAh. 

The message also mentions that Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology is also currently being tested and could be present on the upcoming devices. While that's an improvement over the QC 2.0 on the S8 and S8+, we have to say that we were hoping to see either the QC 4.0 or 4+ standards on the S9.

Needless to say, such rumors should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism. However, the information is in line with the alleged S9 renders that emerged a few days ago. The Galaxy S9 will supposedly be a tad bit wider and thicker than its predecessor, which should theoretically allow it to host a larger battery. 

source: via SamMobile



1. rdvn26

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

hope that note9 will come with 4000 mah battery. cmon samsung do it

3. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

The pen needs space. Note will never have 4000.

10. neptune.joel

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 12, 2011

lets w8 and see

2. Raigo90

Posts: 11; Member since: May 12, 2013

So, I wanna buy a Note 8, but should I wait till February/ march to buy s9?

6. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Either you want an S or a Note. They are not the same.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5813; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Mainly depends on if you want the s-pen If so, Note 8 (or Note 9 if you can wait) If not, then S9 or S9+

14. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

if you want tge S series, an S8 should be permanently discount like the current S7 and S7 Edges. That fingerprint sensor location on the S8 is actually okay with a thin skin on and even better with a case on. The S8 is blazing quick, especially the Oreo in betas. Check videos out on Youtube.

4. ryanmononoke

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Here is the translation: "What I wanna tell you is, the charging speed of S9 is probably not 12W. The prototype on your hand is an early stage one and the latest prototype is using QC 3.0. Hence, it is highly that S9 will be using QC 3.0. Nevertheless, I am doubtful as mass production units are tentatively set to QC 2.0 by Qualcomm. Battery standard should be 3200. The latest engineering drawing shows that there is in-screen fingerprint sensor but there may be difficulties in mass production. Hence, it is likely that it will use rear fingerprint sensor."

5. jrhAR

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I wish they would do the renders in a lighter color, light gray, so the various openings and features show up better.

7. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

In this day and age, anything below 4,000 mAh should not be considered.

8. surethom

Posts: 1748; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

3200 on a flagship in 2018 is still bad even if the processor is more power efficient, 3600 should be the absolute minimum for the S8 we want to last 24 hours with Normal use not 24 h with minimal use.

9. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

I'm happy with my essential phone

11. gamehead unregistered

Blu released a phone with a 5000 mAh battery. js

12. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Lol 200mah.....I love samsung but this is peanuts. Bring back removable batteries

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