Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 coming with smaller batteries?

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It looks like you’re going to be reaching for that charger more often than not, if a leak from serial tipster Evan Blass is to be believed.

The ever-brief tweeter ‘confirmed’ that the phones will come with a 3000mAh battery, which would be an odd move from Samsung given the Galaxy Note 4 arrived with a 3220mAh power pack last year.

While this is just arriving from a single tweet, Blass does have form in this area having leaked information on everything from Samsung to HTC to Windows Phones ahead of their launch for years. It’s fair to say the brands get sweaty every time he rolls together 140 characters.

Back to the facts: the battery size would be a jump up for the S6 Edge+, as the smaller version announced earlier this year arrived with only 2600mAh onboard – and boy, did that suffer in our battery testing.

 

Maybe… just maybe…

 

That said, Samsung’s been hard at work recently bashing out some pretty nifty fast charging technology, and it’s dumped all manner of ways to power up your phone wirelessly too – so maybe it can get away with a smaller battery to enable a thinner and more beautiful range of phones.

Then again, these are phablets we’re talking about – phones with whopping great screens to enable the ‘power users’ to get the most out of their handheld gadget, so there should be a little more juice in the back to help them keep going.

And at that size, surely it doesn’t matter if they’re a little thinner? The good news is we won’t have to wait as long to find out – Samsung’s about to reveal all at the impending Unpacked event on 13 August.

(t3.com)

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