Leaked photos of batteries and their mounting mechanism suggest that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will have the same capacity batteries as the previous model. Given previous rumours that the phones are also identical in design to the previous model, this isn’t much of a surprise.
The leaked images, posted on Slashleaks, indicate that the two phones will come equipped with 3,000 mAh and 3,500 mAh batteries. GizmoChina notes that the photos indicate the model numbers SM-G9600 and S9-G965F, which are the rumoured model numbers for Samsung’s upcoming flagships.
Given the state of batteries in current flagships, Samsung’s offering is actually quite reasonable. With budget phones offering capacities in excess of 4,000 mAh, Samsung’s offering might seem low, but to put the numbers in perspective, Apple’s iPhone X offers a 2,716 mAh battery and the Google Pixel 2 XL offers a 3,520 mAh battery. The smallest iPhone offers an 1,821 mAh battery and the Pixel 2 only manages to offer 2,700 mAh battery.
The more notable point here is the fact that the new phones are expected to be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 in Europe and Asia and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in the US. GizmoChina reports that the 845 will reduce power consumption by 15 percent when compared to the 9810, making it a better choice for those leaning towards battery life.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are expected to feature a design that’s nearly identical to the previous model. Exceptions include rumours that the fingerprint sensor might be more ergonomically placed — below the rear camera — and that the Plus model will include a dual-camera setup on the rear.
The phones are scheduled to debut at MWC next month.
Updated Date: Feb 02, 2018 15:22 PM