As per a new battery listing unearthed by Dutch site GalaxyClub, Samsung could be looking to add a mammoth battery underneath the upcoming Galaxy S11+ flagship. The smartphone is already rumored to be packing multiple camera related upgrades, so the addition of a big battery doesn’t surprise us.
A listing for the battery was found on SafetyKorea’s site and is said to be carrying the model number EB-BG988ABY. Further, it is said that this will be a 5,000 mAh unit, making it the biggest battery ever to be used on a Samsung flagship. For reference, the recently launched Galaxy S10 5G comes with a 4,500 mAh unit.
While it’s entirely likely that Samsung is reserving this for a different device altogether, it does make sense for the new flagship to get a battery of this size. Given the fact that the next Samsung flagship is expected to pack 5G by default makes the battery more of a necessity than a novelty. If Samsung is going with this battery for its next flagship, there may be some compromises to make in terms of the overall weight.
Reports have previously talked about the Galaxy S11 packing a revamped camera array on the back coupled with hardware features like “Bright Night” to assist with low-light photography. The company is also said to be bringing in the ability to record 8K videos using the smartphone, which will be a first for the mobile industry. Considering the number of features that the company is expected to pack with the Galaxy S11 and the S11+, a 5,000 mAh battery does make sense. Samsung is expected to unveil its early 2019 flagships towards the end of February just before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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