New rumors of Samsung’s upcoming 2018 flagships seem to pop up every day. The Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ — the successors to the Galaxy S8 and the S8+, respectively — are said to be incremental upgrades that won’t have an in-display fingerprint sensor, but they’re nonetheless impressive. We’ve seen leaks about likely color configurations, CAD drawings showing the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack, and device renders in one of Samsung’s own apps. Evan Blass published most of the smartphones’ specifications earlier this year, and a recent Bloomberg reports suggested the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ might be announced on February 27.
Now, a new report states that the Galaxy S9 might have a 3200mAh battery — an increase of 6.25 percent over the Galaxy S8’s 3000mAh battery. In the recent past, Samsung’s erred on the side of caution when it comes to battery capacities, which has negatively impacted battery life. Notably, the Galaxy S8+ featured a 3500mAh battery — a smaller capacity than the 3600mAh battery in the Galaxy S7 Edge — and the Galaxy Note 8 had a downgraded battery capacity (3300mAh vs. 3500mAh) compared to the Galaxy Note 7.
Leaked dimensions of both the Galaxy S9 and the S9+ point to the phones being slightly thicker (0.4mm) than their predecessors, which may point to the presence of larger batteries. And interestingly, the report’s photo implies that both might support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 (the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are limited to Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charge and Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0).
No details have been confirmed regarding the battery capacity and charging specifications of Samsung’s 2018 flagship phones, so it’s best to maintain a level of skepticism. But given the company’s recent trends, it seems doesn’t seem out of the question.
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