Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 3600 mAh battery confirmed, thanks to FCC

by: Andrew GrushFebruary 9, 2016
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While the Galaxy S6 family got a lot of things right for Samsung, there were at least a few small missteps too. First, there was the lack of microSD, and the lack of a removable battery. The GS6 family also removed waterproofing from the mix, and had relatively unimpressive battery life compared to many other phones of the time. With the Galaxy S7, Samsung is set to follow the same design philosophy as it did last year while also addressing some of these shortcomings.

The rumor mill already has suggested that microSD, waterproofing, and bigger batteries are all par for the course with the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Now thanks to a FCC filing for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, we can confirm that small battery size is one issue that the GS7 family won’t have to contend with.

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The rumors already pointed to a 3000 mAh and a 5.1-inch display for the Galaxy S7, with a 3600 mAh battery and 5.5-inch display for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Now an FCC label document confirms the 3600 mAh size, though no similar documentation exists for the Galaxy S7 as far as we can tell. That said, it’s probably a safe bet that if the 3600 mAh rumor was right, so is the 3000 mAh claim for the standard Galaxy S7.

samsung galaxy s7 first look aa-16See also: Samsung Galaxy S7 rumor roundup: release date, price, specs, features30

The big question now is if a 3600 mAh battery means that the Galaxy S7 Edge will have monster battery life, or if the power demands from its hardware are so great that this is merely a means of keeping up. For what it’s worth, the Nexus 6P has one of the best battery lives out there (the Mate 8 beats it easily, though) in the Android world and manages to get about a day and half battery life for the typical user. Considering the Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 are supposedly optimized to further improve battery life, we’d expect similar, if not better, battery performance here. Of course, it’s really too early to say for sure.

What do you think, excited by the Galaxy S7 Edge? Disappointed by the jump in screen size, or do you think it will prove to be a wise move?

  • Matthew Merrick

    Are you kidding? The jump in screen size means I might actually consider one! 5.5″ is minimum size without loosing usefulness and ability to do things. 5.7+ is better.

    • Marc Perrusquia

      Someone needs to make another 6″ or bigger flagship. I’m hoping Sony finally unveils a Z Ultra successor with at least the same size 6.44″ screen.

  • 3,600 mAh isn’t monsterous lol this will get 6 hour sot max. But hey, its significantly better than the S6 battery life.

    • Dis

      But will it weigh more too?

      • Lukáš Vagner

        I’ve something about 5 hours SOT…so…it could make a change

      • LANCE

        if they use a lithium polymer battery it will weigh less, the 3220mah in nexus 6 is wafer thin and super light

        • Dis

          Interesting

        • I guess you mean relative to its size? Nexus 6 is the heaviest phone ever held ..

          • LANCE

            i recently changed my battery and replaced midframe, battery is lighter than my note 3 battery, the weight comes from the display assembly and main board

    • Stephenie

      S6, S6 edge, Note 5, Note 3, S7 and more is now on sale below

      • Brandonuts

        Did he ask for you to sell him your fake ass shit? NO

    • Richard Waugh

      You’re not allowing for improvements on power management etc

    • Andreas Larsson

      The s6 edge + with a 5.7″ screen and a 3000mAh get 6 hour sot ^^ and s7 edge have smaller screen and larger battery

  • Daggett Beaver

    Only time will tell. If it does give the phone a much longer battery life, that should silence about 50% of the “no removable battery” complainers. Oh, heck, I know better, it won’t silence any of them.

    • LOLOMFG

      I get 3 days of use on my S4 + Anker battery.
      I suppose if I get the same from this I’ll quit complaining. :)

    • Dennis Furlan

      They’ve already changed their justification for a replaceable battery from being able to switch it during the day to being able to switch it every year in order to maintain performance and/or resale value, which you can stiil do by having the sealed battery replaced. It just never ends.

  • Abdou Azzedine (A2Z)

    that’s some good marketing samsung….you finally started to listen your costumers and doing the upgrades…you’re calling people to buy your phone,…even as a fan of HTC I have to admit you’re giving me hard time to pick HTC over you..

    • gilbert supeno

      you shouldn’t be a “fan” of smartphone brand. people should choose a smartphone objectively, which is the best from every aspect. and you should get that, seeing HTC’s 2015 phones are rubbish…

      • Chris

        Sadly people have to act like children when it comes to android vs ios

        • gilbert supeno

          i agree, it almost like console vs pc….

      • Hyperre9l

        For me s6 is rubbish with that small battery, crippled 32gb without micro sd (not gonna pay ridiculous price for higher storage), fingerprint magnet fragile glass back, terrible ram management with 3gigs on board! I dont like touchwizz also, its ugly, childish. Huge fail. So the point of view might be different for different people. So hard to understand? None of last year flagship was good enough for me. Lets wait what htc brings this year. I have a feeling that this time they will make things right.

        • Mozukortick

          What the hell are you talking about?

        • gilbert supeno

          well yeah, it comes down to personal taste too. for me, i dont mind no sd card, 32 gb is enough for me, and for the speed of ufs 2.0 that’s a plus for me, and for me i love the build quality, it just feels so premium. the battery is rubbish in s6 yes. s6’s touchwiz also rubbish. but i think they’ve learned from it and apply it in note 5. i have note 5 now and im lovin it. good battery, beautiful screen and build quality, less lag touchwiz with better ram management. it is always my strategy when it come to buying phone, always buy it at the end of the year. phone maker always try something new and revolutionary in first quater of the year, then they learned from mistake and make it better at their later devices. yes i hope HTC will comeback from their mistakes, when they make a good phone, it is really good (ie: m7)

  • Abdou Azzedine (A2Z)

    Note 6 will have at least 4100 mah

    • Marc Perrusquia

      Hopefully.

  • James A Parr

    I need to see the Demand on the Edge’s battery…
    With the Snapdragon 820, battery life could be Huge once rooted.

    • Chris

      Nerds life

  • Nallaikumaran

    In fact, Nexus 6P battery life is horrible, Poor.

    • Derpy Dimentio

      its good for me and i take it out constantly to use

  • meir

    Wise move to the mates who likes big screen but i personaly have note 4 so my next device will be the galaxy s7 and i will keep my note 4 because i love it very much.

  • AS118

    I’d have liked to see an edge in a 5.1″ screen size, but that said, now that Samsung’s gotten rid of removable batteries, I prefer LG now. The problem is that LG hasn’t made a flagship with a screen size under 5.5″ in a while. While some people like big phones, I prefer smaller ones that are 1-hand friendly and easy to carry around. Only Sony seems to make great compact phones anymore though.

    • Chris

      Big screen phones are here to stay. Deal with it.

      And removable batteries are only good if both are charged. I have yet to see someone prance around flipping out their phones and taking out the battery and yelling “look MA! Ives gots a removable batteries

      • Fifth313ment

        I just want a removable battery so that in 6 months when my battery shows signs of wear I can pop in a new one and walla, brand new phone again!

  • Asbjørn Steinar Haarup

    So its gonna weigh a ton..

    • Dennis Furlan

      First, the S6 is really light. I don’t even notice when it’s in my pocket. So, I think it can accommodate some extra weight. Second, some leaks suggest the S7 will be made out of magnesium, which is lighter than the aluminum in the S6.

    • Chris

      Nope

    • LOLOMFG

      Toughen up.

  • GrumpyTroll

    Still waiting for the return of removable battery. Next year maybe.

    • Chris

      Removable batteries make you moist huh

  • Anixo Alexander

    Waiting for note 6, I’ve note 4 , I can’t jump to a small screen size , sorry samsung. I ve to wait for The Note 6 rather than wasting my money on your S7

  • onstrike112

    And it’ll get worse battery life than the S6 Edge, which doesn’t hold a candle to my BlackBerry Priv.

    • Chris

      Spam much?

      • onstrike112

        Nope, the truth, given that even moderate usage can’t even net a full day on an S6 or S6 Edge. With the “always-on” display that they’re reportedly going to use, it’s going to be even worse.

        • Andreas Larsson

          Your blackberry priv don’t hold a candle against the s6 active in terms of battery thou ^^

          • onstrike112

            The S6 active can’t hold a candle against the BlackBerry Priv in terms of typing efficiency, security, and a good Android customization set, from the factory. I don’t need to screw with launchers and crap. I have a fairly Vanilla Android experience with things that actually enhance the system, such as DTEK, Password Keeper, the BlackBerry Keyboards (virtual and physical), and actual “edge” things that make the edge meaningful. Finally, my Priv doesn’t feel like a useless brick.

          • Andreas Larsson

            I see, you don’t really care about battery life, you just hating cuz you hate samsung ^^

          • onstrike112

            I do hate Samsung, and their “flagship” should have battery life that can last all day. Something the Priv manages quite easily. Maybe their not-updated Active can, but that doesn’t count, as it’s well, not updated…… Like most of their products, when you take away their flagship products.

          • Andreas Larsson

            S6 edge + and note 5 outlast the priv to you know? And the a series

          • onstrike112

            Not with a 2600mAh battery!!!! Not even close.

          • Andreas Larsson

            What? None of them have a 2600mAh battery and neither does the priv

          • onstrike112

            S6 Edge: 2,600 mAh
            Priv: 3410 mAh Li-Po

            Clear winner: Priv.

          • Andreas Larsson

            I said edge +, that’s 3000mAh and still outperform the priv

          • onstrike112

            Not even close lol

          • Andreas Larsson

            No, you’re right, the priv doesn’t stand a chance. I saw androidauthority test them

          • onstrike112

            A slanted test from people bought and paid for by Samsung. Not a real test lol

          • Andreas Larsson

            Ah a fanboy answer, instead of providing any reason to doubt the result of their test you reduce yourself to simple slander

          • onstrike112

            It’s simple. They get paid for by Samsung.

          • Andreas Larsson

            Well you can claim that, and I could claim as easily that it’s you who is simple.
            But statements can only take us so far, then we have to back them up, and I atleast have your posts to refer to, wich is more than you have

          • Chris

            Not everything is a consipercy kid

          • onstrike112

            Not everything isn’t, “kid” LOL

          • Andreas Larsson

            Is gsmarena bought buy samsung to?

          • onstrike112

            Given that they refuse to give a Samsung a negative review, I’m going to say that they at least have a lot of personal bias for Samsung that means that they can’t be impartial. It’s no wonder we don’t have informed users, because the so-called reviewers can’t give an impartial review. So we end up with users like yourself.

          • Andreas Larsson

            Haha so how do I tell the difference between a partial review and a impartial review? Tell me a tech site I can trust the reviews on? How do you tell wich device is better? ^^

          • onstrike112

            You can’t trust a “review”, you have to use the device yourself. Any review will have unwanted bias, which is something you, I, and the review writers all have.

          • Andreas Larsson

            You told me to prove that the s6 edge + have better battery life than the priv, despite having a much smaller battery. Now then tell me how I could do that? As you won’t accept battery benchmarks and user reviews?

          • onstrike112

            Why would I accept some fool’s slanted test? I want real proof.

          • Andreas Larsson

            Such as?

          • onstrike112

            Exactly.

          • Andreas Larsson

            So you requested something that you won’t accept?

          • onstrike112

            To prove a point.

          • Dennis Furlan

            To be a troll.

          • onstrike112

            To point out mindless devotion to a brand, such as Samsung.

          • Dennis Furlan

            You did no such thing. You’re the mindless one, and a troll at that.

          • onstrike112

            Nope, you still haven’t tried anything but a mainstream all touch device. You probably still haven’t graduated high school, so I’m going to believe that you have never seen a BlackBerry in real life. Good bye mindless child. Lol

          • Andreas Larsson

            Or to blackberry? ^^

          • onstrike112

            TouchWiz is a joke, which is why I hate Samsung. I’d take Sony’s Xperia line over Samdung any day. :)

          • Andreas Larsson

            You didn’t, all you are saying is that you don’t know if your priv has better battery time than the s6 2600 mAh because you don’t trust test results

          • onstrike112

            I don’t trust the results, and a battery that’s so much larger would logically be better than one that’s so much smaller. The S6 and S6 Edge are jokes anyways, like most phones these days for another reason. No physical keyboard.

          • Andreas Larsson

            Haha you go by mAh of a battery altough you have no idea of the consumption of the device? I’m sorry but you do not sound like you know anything

          • onstrike112

            Given that you don’t know either, and you use “reviews” that mean nothing, you know even less than I do.

          • Andreas Larsson

            “Given that you don’t know either”
            That’s not a given, how do you know how much I know? I haven’t misspoken about som trivial fact like you did with mAh being a logical way of knowing wich device have better battery life :p and try to win an argument by claiming we can’t trust reviews and test like a retard ^^ ?

          • Andreas Larsson

            The note 5 have a 450mAh smaller battery than the priv and still outlast it

          • onstrike112

            Prove it. The last thing I read about the Note 5 said it wouldn’t even last longer than 18 hours on a “mixed use” scenario…. The Priv lasts 22.

          • Andreas Larsson

            I can’t share links, but google androidauthority /best-android-2015-battery-659019/

  • saksham

    thank god

  • Zach Chen

    All aboard the galaxy hype train! :D

  • LOLOMFG

    Not removable?
    Skipping the S7 too.
    My S4 is getting pretty long in the tooth… :(
    I used to buy every new Samsung device as they came out.

    Maybe time to try LG.