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New Samsung Galaxy phone might get close to the 7,000mAh battery barrier

This could be Samsung's biggest battery in a smartphone.

Published onJuly 6, 2020

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  • A 6,800mAh Samsung battery appeared on Chinese certification site 3C.
  • It’s rumored to be a Galaxy M series power pack, possibly for the M41.
  • The battery’s only slightly smaller than Samsung’s flagship tablet.

Modern smartphones are laden with multiple cameras and high refresh rate displays, but these cutting-edge features still need a reliable battery to power them.

According to a new listing on China’s 3C certification website (h/t: RootMyGalaxy), a forthcoming Samsung smartphone could sport a battery that’s just shy of 7,000mAh capacity.

The unit will make 6,800mAh available to its host device, dwarfing the capacity of the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s battery and will provide nearly as much juice as the flagship Galaxy Tab S6 tablet. It’s also bigger than the Galaxy M31, which sports a 6,000mAh battery.

See also: The best Android smartphones with the best battery life

This battery likely won’t find its way into a flagship though (sorry Galaxy Note 20 fans) but will reportedly be mated to the Galaxy M41 or Galaxy M51.

The capacity increase isn’t all that surprising given the Galaxy M series’ history. Samsung tends to load this budget-focused line with large batteries, notched displays, and multiple rear cameras. While not much else is known about the Galaxy M41 just yet, expect it to follow a similar formula.

It should be said that smartphone battery life is determined by a number of factors, and not simply raw capacity. However, expect the device powered by this battery to spend quite a few hours away from the charger.

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