A new report claims that Samsung will ship the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus with larger internal batteries than that of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The new smartphones will supposedly pack in 3,250 mAh and 3,750 mAh non-removable batteries.
Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Leaks Intensify
Details regarding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have continued to leak on a practically daily basis leading up to its expected March 29 launch. Most recently, a render of the handset was published, which provided a close-up view of its reported "Infinity" display and an additional hardware button on its side, believed to be reserved for the company's new AI (artificial intelligence) virtual assistant, Bixby.
It's believed that Samsung is going to increase the display sizes on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to 5.8-inches and 6.2-inches, which is a stretch compared to the 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch screens on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Larger displays also means the Galaxy S8 series will require more power to light them up, and now a new report claims the next-generation smartphones will ship with larger batteries than that of their predecessors.
Bigger Screens And Bigger Batteries?
The new report comes out of South Korea and says that Samsung has provided its battery suppliers with an updated roadmap that now includes 3,250 mAh and 3,750 mAh batteries. This has led to speculation that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will use these batteries, which are larger than the 3,000 mAh and 3,600 mAh found in the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
A recent leaked image of the Galaxy S8 confirmed many important details coming to the next-generation flagship series. The photo showed the smartphone will retain its standard 3.5mm headphone port, gain a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer, and unlike previous reports which claimed Samsung was planning to embed a fingerprint scanner into the display of the new smartphones, it looks like the company chose to relocate that button to the rear of the handset, right next to its camera.
Samsung is expected to officially launch the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus at one of its Unpacked events, which will reportedly be held in New York City on March 29. The new smartphones are tipped to get an April 21 release date and reports have also claimed there will be a price increase compared to previous models, with the Galaxy S8 starting at around $850 and the Galaxy S8 Plus starting at $960.