Samsung to launch 5,100 mAh power bank alongside Galaxy S8, priced to sell for €70


As soon as Samsung outs the Galaxy S8 and S8+ next week, we're expecting a plethora of official accessories to be unveiled as well. Rumors about some of them date from months ago, such as the DeX station that will allow Galaxy S8/S8+ users to get a desktop experience.

But it looks like Samsung plans to launch a new power bank specifically built for the Galaxy S8/S8+, though it may work with other smartphones as well.

The Samsung EB-PG950 Power Bank will be available in blue and gray, and it enables users to quick charge their Galaxy devices. It's a 5,100 mAh power bank that offers a 15W charge speed limit for both the smartphone and the power bank.

It has two USB ports and power on/off button at the bottom, as well as a strap that makes it easier to carry around. The power bank might be released in more than two colors, but this what we've learned so far.

Samsung is likely to announce the new power bank on March 29, along with its new flagships. Rumor has it the official accessory will cost €70 at launch, not quite as cheap as we would have wanted.



source: Roland Quandt (1, 2)

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22 Comments

1. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Instead of power banks, how about making the phones a little thicker, and installing a LARGER BATTERY. Last 2 phones I owned, had 4,000mAH batteries, but I guess people crave style over a battery that can last an entire day.

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So you arw saying your 4000MaH battery only lasts a day? My Note 7 lasts 2.5 days om a single charge. With its 3500MaH battery.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I bet the my Note 7 dies more and has style too.

8. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

Larger battery is good. But, a REMOVABLE BATTERY IS THE BEST SOLUTION. AT LEAST, this powerbank should offer wireless charging so you don't have to walk around with a CORD IN YOUR POCKET. Consumers prove they are MORONS by accepting non-removable batteries.

12. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

You are stuck in 2012.

17. Dr.Android

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

^so true, It's time to give up on those removable battery nagging. I saw many people complain about this in the past but hardly anyone ever carried a spare battery with their old phones. Some do but their number is not big enough to effect the market. Plus with non-removable battery, manufacturers are able to fit bigger batteries in their phones and it also allows for water-proofing the device.

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Plus with non-removable battery, manufacturers are able to fit bigger batteries in their phones" So what are you saying? Fitting big battery capacity into a phone is not dependant on whether it's ofthe removable or non-removable type... It's more about the size and thickness of the phone.

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I now have 2 spares for my Note 4 that I've collected over time... and for pokemoning. So much more convenient than a big heavy battery pack and a cord. A removable battery will always be superior because it doesnt cause a high pressure situation as the battery ages, which is the cause of so many of these fires in phones these days. A removable battery is always high on my wish list, even though I know its less and less likely to hapen.

23. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

And, the average consumer is "stuck" being a complete idiot who can't think for themselves by accepting non-removable batteries.

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

The best power bank on Amazon with 20.000 mAh won't cost over $40. Qualcomm 3, fast charging, and type C USB.

10. regkilla

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

what is the name of it?

3. Busyboy

Posts: 738; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Their batteries have exploded en mass (Note 7), and they think making a powerbank with such a small capacity at a high price will attract customers? Delusional

14. SamsungIsLife

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 19, 2017

Go home Samsung you're drunk. I understand apple doing this but from you.....

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Another bomb in the making.

9. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

11. therealestmc

Posts: 680; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Samsung brand doesn't command that kind of price. 70 euros for a battery this small? They must be it if their minds at Samsung.

13. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

They do actually

15. SamsungIsLife

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 19, 2017

No brand command that price unless it's covered with gold or gems.

16. Dr.Android

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

......

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

This is quite pricey for a measly 5,100mAh Power Bank. There are way better bang for buck out there.

20. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Slightly overpriced...

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

proper VAT removal pegs it in the $50-60 range.

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