Before the end of 2016, Samsung’s name was marred by a series of battery-related controversies that led to the discontinuation of one of its products. Because of this, the company reevaluated its stance on battery safety. Instead of trying to push the boundaries of battery design, Samsung chose to be on the safer side of things. That is why when the supposed Galaxy S8+ battery image was leaked on the internet, many were not surprised.
It seems that Samsung has applied all the lessons it learned from the now defunct Galaxy Note 7. The highly controversial phone has caused the company so much shame that it was forced to pull the product off the market. After much deliberation and investigations, the company released an eight-point safety check for its batteries. Furthermore, it opted to sacrifice battery performance in exchange of a much safer battery.
In the supposed leaked image, one can see that the battery in question has a maximum capacity of 3,500 mAh. Furthermore, it looks like Samsung used its in-house battery manufacturing department for the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+. From the image, it is quite visible that the battery was manufactured by none other than Samsung SDI.
Owing to the fact that the Galaxy S8+ sports a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display, the battery shown is quite skimpy. Users may need a couple of charge cycles on the Galaxy S8+ per day due to its massive screen size.
Perhaps this issue will be alleviated by the phone’s Quick Charge feature. Just like the Galaxy Note 7, it is possible to charge the Galaxy S8+ to about half the capacity in 30 minutes. However, Samsung could potentially remove this feature after all the headaches it got from the Note 7.
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is the premium version of the Galaxy S line of smartphones. As mentioned, it will have a 6.2-inch AMOLED display and will be powered by the Snapdragon 835. According to earlier reports, the massive phone will be priced around $950 on release.
The Galaxy S8+ will be officially unveiled together with its little brother, the Galaxy S8, on March 29. A few weeks later, pre-orders will start, while the rumoured official release will be on the 21st of the same month. For more updates on the Samsung Galaxy S8+, be sure to check out TheBitbag.