Another day, another leak and the latest could answer one question that a lot of people seem to have about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphones: just how big is that battery going to be?
A leak from perennial tipster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) has revealed both of Samsung’s upcoming smartphones will be powered by a 3000mAh battery, which is 450mAh larger than the Galaxy S6 and 400mAh larger than the Galaxy S6 Edge. Naturally, all leaks have a habit of being met with a degree of skepticism but Blass definitely has a history of being accurate and one of the tweeted replies seems to corroborate that the battery is 3000mAh on Samsung’s upcoming devices.
By way of comparison, if accurate, these batteries are smaller than the 3220mAh removable battery on the Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung says the 14nm manufacturing process with its Exynos processors delivers better battery life than previous processors. However, the lack of removable battery is expected to be one feature that will disappoint loyal Galaxy Note users, given the Note 5 will be the first in the range to feature a non-removable battery and back cover.
Aside from the battery, we’ve already heard what the rest of the specs are expected to be; based on a Galaxy S6 Edge Plus specs leak yesterday and given the two handsets should be almost identical, we expect both to have a 5.67-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display, be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos processor and have 4GB RAM.[related_videos title=”Galaxy in video:” align=”left” type=”custom” videos=”629200,625832,623586,614646,605763,604641″]On the back is expected to be a 16MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilisation, rapid autofocus and 4K video recording while the front snapper could be a 5MP or 8MP snapper. Other notable specs include a plethora of connectivity options (including dual wireless charging and quick charging like the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge), a slimmed down optimised TouchWiz interface, a heart rate sensor and a fingerprint sensor built into the home button beneath the display.
Both handsets should sport the metal and glass design from this year’s Galaxy S flagships, with a metal frame flanked by glass front and rear panels. The key difference between the two devices is that the Galaxy Note 5 will have a standard display with an S-Pen while the Galaxy S6 Edge will have a dual-curved display but will drop the S-Pen feature.
What do you think of the supposed 3000mAh battery on the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus? Will this put you off buying Samsung’s upcoming smartphones? Let us know your views in the comments below guys and don’t forget to tune in tomorrow as we’ll be at Samsung’s London and New York events bringing you all the info as it happens.