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Hoping for a bigger battery with Galaxy Z Flip 2? You might be disappointed.

The Galaxy Z Flip had mediocre endurance, and it looks like things might not change with the follow-up.
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April 5, 2021
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TL;DR
  • Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 2 might offer a similar battery capacity as the current Z Flip phones.
  • Endurance was one of the biggest Z Flip problems, so expect the same issue with the new phone.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was one of the more innovative designs of 2020, but if there’s one area where Samsung’s device needed improving, it’s the battery. The Galaxy Z Flip and Z Flip 5G both offer a 3,300mAh battery that’s definitely on the small side today. Unfortunately, it looks like the Galaxy Z Flip 2 won’t be better.

Korean news outlet The Elec reports that the Galaxy Z Flip 2 (or whatever the 2021 model is called) will be equipped with the same dual battery system as the older devices. Specifically, the website notes that a 903mAh battery will reside in the top part of the phone, while a 2,300mAh battery will be mounted in the bottom half of the device.

That gives us a capacity of 3,203mAh, which is broadly in line with the Galaxy Z Flip and Z Flip 5G’s 3,300mAh capacity. So those who were looking for much-improved battery life will likely be disappointed here. In saying so, The Elec claims that more efficient processors, RAM, and storage will help eke out more juice.

What would you like to see from the Galaxy Z Flip 2?

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We thought the Galaxy Z Flip 4G offered mediocre endurance when we reviewed it early last year. Former Android Authority reviewer David Imel noted that he got five hours of screen-on time, saying the phone would last from 10AM until 10AM the next morning. Expect shorter endurance with the 5G model as well.

Hopefully Samsung improves the Galaxy Z Flip 2 in other areas if battery capacity isn’t going to be one of them. We thought the Z Flip 4G could do with much faster charging speeds too (it tops out at 15W), so here’s to seeing improvements here.

What would you like to see from the Galaxy Z Flip 2? Let us know by taking the poll above!