SAMSUNG is tipped to launch a smartphone with a massive battery more than twice (and in some cases triple) the size of recent iPhone batteries.
It could mean the mysterious Galaxy M20S smartphone is one of the longest-lasting ever created.
Smartphones are extremely advanced, but even the best still struggle to last more than a day.
But Samsung might solve the issue with a new mobile that’s packed with an enormous battery cell.
A leaked image of a battery shows a staggeringly big capacity of 6,000mAh, as first published by specialist site GalaxyClub.
This is miles bigger than the one inside the iPhone 8, which packs a tiny 1,821mAh battery.
Even the latest iPhone XS only has a 2,658mAh battery.
The unit mAh stands for milliampere hour, and explains how much battery capacity a cell has. If a battery is 4,000mAh, it means it can deliver 4,000mA of charge for exactly one hour.
This could mean that Samsung’s next phone will have enormous battery life that outlasts rivals.
Sadly, battery life depends on loads of different factors – and the size of the cell is only one of them.
For instance, Apple’s iPhones always manage to achieve similar battery life to Samsung phones, despite usually having far smaller batteries.
Battery size in popular phones – who has the biggest cell?
Here's how popular phones stack up in terms of battery capacity…
- iPhone 8 – 1,821mAh
- Google Pixel 2 – 2,700mAh
- iPhone X – 2,716mAh
- Samsung Galaxy S9 – 3,000mAh
- LG G7 ThinQ – 3,000mAh
- HTC U11 – 3,000mAh
- Motorola Moto G6 – 3,000mAh
- Sony Xperia XZ2 – 3,180mAh
- OnePlus 6 – 3,300mAh
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – 3,300mAh
- Asus ZenFone 5 – 3,300mAh
- Google Pixel 2 XL – 3,520mAh
- iPhone XS – 2,658mAh
That’s because Apple builds its own processors and software for its phones, and can optimise both for battery life.
That means Apple can squeeze lots of battery life out of smaller batteries, because the whole handset is generally more power-efficient.
Samsung’s huge battery will certainly make some difference, but the phone has other issues to contend with.
It’s likely that the handset will ship with a new and more powerful processor, which could drain battery life.
And any improvements to the resolution of the phone’s screen (increasing the number of pixels, basically) could damage battery life too.
Still, if Samsung can keep these other factors under control, we could see the mystery Galaxy phone lasting well over a day per charge.
It could also mean Samsung’s new handset offers much better battery life than its other Android phone rivals.
Samsung hasn’t confirmed any details about its next handset however, so take this latest leak with due caution.
We’ve asked Samsung for comment and will update this story with any response.
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