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Expect a large battery in the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

By Scorpus
Feb 10, 2016
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  1. Of all the things Samsung has done really well in their smartphones over the past couple of years, the battery life hasn't exactly been one of them. The Galaxy S6 in particular featured pretty mediocre battery life, hamstrung by an undersized battery.

    It looks like Samsung will address this issue in the upcoming Galaxy S7 Edge. According to information filed with the Federal Communications Commission, the S7 Edge will feature a sizable 3,600 mAh battery, which is significantly larger than the 2,600 mAh battery that came with the Galaxy S6 Edge.

    If this filing is correct – and considering it comes from the FCC, it most likely will be – the Galaxy S7 Edge's battery life will likely compare favorably to the Galaxy S6 Active's battery life. In our testing of the S6 Active, which includes a 3,500 mAh battery, we found that the large battery capacity easily allows the smartphone to last all day during intensive usage.

    Samsung may have been able to increase the battery capacity of the Galaxy S7 Edge compared to its predecessor due to the physically larger body the S7 Edge will reportedly have. It's practically confirmed that the S7 Edge will feature a 5.5-inch display, an increase on the 5.1-inch S6 Edge display, which allows more battery to be included in the body.

    While the battery size of the Galaxy S7 hasn't been confirmed at this stage, the smartphone will retain its 5.1-inch-class display, so it's likely to feature a smaller battery than the S7 Edge. Expect all to be revealed on February 21st, when Samsung will unveil both handsets shortly before the start of MWC 2016.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,505   +2,055

    Of all the rumors I've seen about this this device, some of which will probably be true, no one has mentioned that it'll sport USB Type-C but I suppose compared to features that or will not be included that everyone panics about, USB Type-C is about as exciting as watching grass grow.
    If it isn't, which is unlikely, I can just see hordes of chumps jumping onto their high horses crying "No new gen USB, or removable battery? I'm not buying it". You can easily interpret their mumblings as "I love it but I can't afford it (or my parents won't buy me one) so I'll criticize it because I'm jealous that I can't have one".
     
  3. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    It's not that Skid...it's that people are jealous that them other people have horses!! :D
     
  4. lmike6453

    lmike6453 TS Enthusiast Posts: 100   +6

    I own the S6 active and can also speak for it's incredible battery life. I can't root it and even with stock ROM+bloatware I can get days on end before dipping below 50% left.

    I do however use "Package Disabler Pro" app to disable bloatware which I'm sure helps me.
     
  5. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 910   +388

    Instead of packing faster & faster CPU's, which most consumers never come close to approaching, perhaps they need to increase the SIZE of the battery (unless you are into VR, games etc).
    I've been VERY satisfied the past 18 months with a 4,050mAH battery, SD400, 720p 6.1" screen.
    For day to day use and a LOT of phone use, mp3, youtube, web, text etc the battery will last 2-3
    days easy. I think the speed of the CPU & benchmark programs showing this processor is 2-3%
    faster than last years have just about peaked, hopefully. I mean you don't need such a super duper
    processor for the majority of users, but, they buy into it, then complain about the battery life.
     

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