Samsung's foldable smartphone may only include a 3,000mAh battery

Samsung's foldable smartphone may only include a 3,000mAh battery
Following recent information that claimed Samsung would begin production of the OLED displays required for its foldable smartphone later this summer, a new report now claims the South Korean giant is preparing the production of the folding batteries too.

In regards to the capacity, no concrete figure has been given, although Samsung can reportedly produce battery packs with a capacity of anywhere between 3,000 and 6,000mAh. Nevertheless, considering the problems Samsung has previously faced with batteries and the fact that the form factor will be completely new, the company is expected to opt for a battery that sits on the lower side of the capacity spectrum. However, when the size of the display unfolded is taken into account, anything under 4,000mAh may translate into relatively poor battery life.

Much like the display production, Samsung is expected to limit initial production number of the new batteries, although if the process is successful the company may eventually increase the speed. However, as the South Korean giant is expected to ship between just 300,000 to 500,000 units of the smartphone, Samsung won’t be in any rush to increase production.

For now, the company is yet to confirm any details surrounding its first foldable smartphone, although it’s worth noting that recent reports have claimed that the device will see an official announcement in February at MWC 2019, following the unveiling of the flagship Galaxy S10 series in January. Also, when it comes to pricing, a price tag of just under $2,000 seems very likely at this point in time along with availability that is limited to just a handful of Samsung’s major markets such as the US, South Korea, and the UK.

source: IT Home (translated)

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17 Comments

1. AbhiD

Posts: 602; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

With every new news Samsung's foldable phone is turning out to be more and more disappointing. I just hope it actually has a foldable body and display, because after all this hype if it turns out to be something like Axon M, it will be a major FAIL !

4. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

This will be revolutionary. The iPhone X has a much smaller battery and Phonearena seems to think it’s the Jesus of battery life, this will be much better.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7490; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lmao... you’re too much :D.

13. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Nothing he said was wrong tho? The iPhone X has a smaller battery, and a lot of Apple fanboys on this side acts like it's Messiah re-incarnated. They even worship it to the degree of having it as their profile picture (Midan).

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3099; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

But the battery inside this phone need to power much bigger screen than iPx

26. Marcwand3l

Posts: 414; Member since: May 08, 2017

How do you know the screen will be bigger?

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1645; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

not really. its just showing its capabilities. they know it wont sell well but they are just introducing it to the market. it's like when the galaxy edge first came out and later got introduced to all smartphones a few years later.

2. Divahipsterova

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 26, 2017

Foldable batteries, they're playing with fire...

3. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

Maybe they're using new battery technology that lasts much longer than lithium-ion? It seems like there's battery breakthroughs every month but none of them come to fruition unfortunately.

8. sissy246

Posts: 7000; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Maybe PA is just coming up with crap to down play the phone. After all they like to do that to anything Samsung. It's all rumors at this point.

9. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

You have a point. Basically the original story is them indicating a battery anywhere between 3000-6000, and Phonearena translates that into a "may only include a 3,000mAh battery" when they noted later in the story that "no concrete figure has been given". The title of this article should read: "Samsung will use a flexible battery anywhere between 3000mAh-6000mAh for their upcoming foldable device"

10. sissy246

Posts: 7000; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yep, exactly

11. Tipus

Posts: 795; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

"Samsung's foldable smartphone may include a 6,000mAh battery" FTFY :))

12. cmdacos

Posts: 3872; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Speculating about something that we have no idea what it looks like or functions like is fun...

14. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Alright, iPhoneArena's bias is beyond ridiculous at the moment. The source litterally says the following: "although Samsung can reportedly produce battery packs with a capacity of anywhere between 3,000 and 6,000mAh." So this means it could obviously be anywhere from 3000 to 6000 mAh. What does Phonearena draw from this tho? They don't focus on the fact that it could be 6000 mAh, which would be really impressive, they focus on it possibly being 3000 mAh, as seen by the headline of this article: "Samsung's foldable smartphone may only include a 3,000mAh battery" Addtionally, they post two articles about the same thing, within a 5-day timespan, as it was a negative story about Samsung: https://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Messages-bug_id106154https://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-messaging-app-sends-random-pictures_id10628

24. Marcwand3l

Posts: 414; Member since: May 08, 2017

That's still a bigger battery than you can find in any iphone. For a phone that is suppose to be flexible is not that bad.

27. mootu

Posts: 1408; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

I really doubt they would use a flexible battery, more likely they would use two batteries daisy chained, one in each half of the phone. Lithium is way too volatile to be used in a cell that would be flexed many thousands of times in it's lifetime.

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