A new leak claims that the rumored cheaper version of Samsung's next-generation Galaxy Note, presumably the Galaxy Note 10, will have a 3,400 mAh battery.
For the uninitiated, the word in town is that there will be at least two Galaxy Note 10 models for 2019, one of which is the standard feature-packed version, while the other is a more affordable variant similar to the Galaxy S10e.
Galaxy Note 10's Battery Is Smaller Than Expected
Just to recap, the pricier Galaxy Note 10 between the two is said to sport a 6.75-inch display, while the cheaper model's will measure at 6.28 inches. These two are tagged with the model numbers SM-N975 and SM-N970, respectively.
As noted, the more affordable Galaxy Note 10 — or "Galaxy Note 10e," as the report calls it — will have a 3,400 mAh battery pack. This leak comes courtesy of GalaxyClub (via SamMobile), and according to the website, it found out that the product code of the battery in question (EB-BN970ABU) is linked to the model number SM-N970.
If it turns out to be true, then it's going to have a smaller battery than the Galaxy Note 9's 4,000 mAh capacity, not to mention it's only slightly above the Galaxy S10e's 3,000 mAh battery. Also, for comparison's sake, the standard-sized sibling is said to house a 4,500 mAh battery, which is a lot bigger.
Galaxy Note 10 Underwhelming?
This spells a bit of bad news, considering that multiple notable insiders have also implied that the design of the 2019 Galaxy Note won't be that exciting.
In short, one said it's "much worse than people think," another said its rear camera layout "looks bad" compared to the Galaxy Note 9, and another said it won't be the "most creative" phone from the South Korean brand for the second half of 2019.
To put two and two together, a Galaxy Note with a small battery and possibly prosaic design won't be a compelling buy, unless it can deliver the features expected from the line and come with an affordable price tag.
Now aside from the two Galaxy Note 10 models, Samsung is also rumored to launch a 5G version of each one, making a total of four variants of the phone. It's unclear how all these models will differ from one another, but it's worth mentioning that the cheaper Galaxy Note 10 with 5G capability is said to have a 4,300 mAh battery.