The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus may have the same 3,500 mAh battery capacity as the Galaxy Note 7, according to a new report from The Investor.

This battery capacity was first suggested by leaker Evan Blass, before speculation from South Korea indicated that the S8 Plus would have a 3,750 mAh capacity battery and the S8’s would come in at 3,250 mAh.

Now, we’re back to the original theory — which also points to a 3,000 mAh battery for the smaller Galaxy S8.

The Investor cites a Samsung official who spoke to Korean news outlet News 1; the source reportedly stated that Samsung had recently reached a “final decision” regarding the battery capacities following a number of tests.

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Battery capacities are constrained by the physical dimensions of the device and, as such, the news suggests that Samsung would also have finalized the S8 and S8 Plus dimensions.

The battery cells themselves are said to be being manufactured by Samsung’s SDI department and a Japanese company Samsung recently partnered with, Murata Manufacturing.

All told, it seems at this point that 3,000 mAh and 3,500 mAh batteries for the upcoming Galaxy S8 phones are a safe bet. For an early glimpse at how the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus might look, check out this 3D render video.

Scott Adam Gordon
Scott Adam Gordon is a European correspondent for Android Authority. Originally from the UK, Scott has been tinkering with Android phones since 2011 and writing about them full-time since 2014. He now lives in Berlin with three roommates he never sees. Befriend him on Twitter and Google+ at the links.
  • Nadir

    Based on the rumoured screen sizes for the S8 series, these battery sizes are tiny (S8 much much more so than the plus)

    • Daggett Beaver |dBz|

      So far the rumors have been a fingerprint scanner under the glass, a fingerprint scanner next to the single camera, a dual camera, a half dozen display sizes, a half dozen battery sizes…

      Rumors are… rumors. I don’t give them much weight.

  • *Insert the cliched Samsung explosion joke here*

    • Android_no_updates

      I will not be surprised if Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 “suddenly” start exploding too. SAMSUNG is extremely stupid.

      • I highly doubt that. Samsung is a multi-billion dollar mobile phone manufacturer that has been at the top of their game for the past 7-8 years. One mishap is enough for them to not repeat it again.

    • Tabs2IsBoss #SamsungKnights

      *Insert the cliched bargain basement low budget handset buyer joke here*

      • squiddy20

        1. Congratulations on calling your own used up, dry, pathetic attempts at insults “cliche”. It’s clear you don’t know the meaning of the word, because you pretty much just insulted yourself.
        2. Is that really the only thing you can come up with? The same boring “budget” and “bargain basement” lines?

      • John Doe

        Insert *Pic of Hot Girl Here ..*

  • bApTizE

    fire in the hall

  • King_Android

    S8 Plus, HTC U Ultra v2.0 or the Pixel 2XL. Choices, choices……

  • Lex

    Sounds lame

  • MEHMD1

    Stop with the bull. I want a 4500 ma battery. I don’t care if the phone is 1-2 mm thicker. I want longevity

    • John Doe

      Then get the one with the little Blue Pill .. lmao!!

  • irad

    “are said to be being manufactured” – great grammar by a quality journalist!

  • Dennis Furlan

    The batteries in the S7 phones were already pretty big. We’ll see if the reported power saving that comes with the Snapdragon 835 will offset the power consumption that comes with the larger screens of the S8 phones.

    Also, we haven’t heard much about Samsung’s version of Android (Touchwiz, Samsung Experience, or whatever they’re calling it) and whether it comes with any power optimization. Unlikely, given Samsung’s track record, but you never know.

    • Rudra Bhatt

      Grace UX it is. Dumb name though!

    • sonybru

      I’m on the nougat beta for the 7 edge. Grace UX is fluid and simple. Way better!

  • Kevin Davis

    F’king brilliant, bigger screens, smaller batteries. Woo hoo!

  • Cakefish

    Probably slightly better battery life than S7 due to more efficient SOC and display.

  • arcwindz

    The more rumor i heard the less exciting this device is… Let’s hope rumors are just rumors. And i hope G6 will come with 835

  • V-Phuc

    why not make the phones a bit thicker, giving more room for a bigger battery?
    Unless, it’s another feature they (silently) built in to force customers to buy what they want to sell. Similar to making non-removable battery into a standard specs for many current phones.

  • Armaan Modi

    3000 mah is paltry,measly,trivial.

  • Choda Boy

    “Battery capacities are constrained by the physical dimensions of the
    device and, as such, the news suggests that Samsung would also have
    finalized the S8 and S8 Plus dimensions.”

    Then make them THICKER to allow for a larger battery!

  • M3D1T8R

    Disappointing. Battery life shouldn’t be too bad what with the new more efficient smaller 10nm process Snapdragon 835, but they could have really made an impact with a larger capacity battery to go along with that. 4Ah should be a minimum in any flagship this year.

    2017 should be the year good battery life becomes real.