The tidal wave of interest that both devices enjoyed resulted in more than a few leaks and we can safely say that we already have a pretty good idea of what the phones look like and what is under the hood. Still, there are a few unanswered questions remaining - one being the battery capacity.
Both the GN5 and GS6e+ sport 3000mAh batteries. pic.twitter.com/yHcWg8Hj75— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 11, 2015
We now understand that both the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ will be equipped with 3,000 mAh battery packs. The info was confirmed by Evan Blass (commonly known as @evleaks), leaving a lot of Note fans a little disappointed.
The battery capacity for the two devices is pretty important, considering neither will offer replaceable battery. This means you can no longer bring a second one along and easily swap it out, so naturally fans are hoping to get as much juice as possible.
If the 3,000 mAh info checks out the Galaxy Note 5 will be the first member of the lineup to have a smaller juice pack than its two direct predecessors.
That doesn’t necessarily mean that the phablet will last less than the Note 4 or Note 3. The new Galaxy phablet will be equipped with Samsung's own Exynos 7420 SoC, which is noticeably more power efficient. TouchWiz has also come a long way and is constantly optimizing battery life. The displays are another likely area of improvement and Samsung already has a track record of slashing power consumption with each generation of Super AMOLED technology.
Hopefully, the situation pans out for the best - battery life has always been a key selling point of Samsung phablets and it would be a shame for the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ to be a step in the wrong direction.
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