As, had long been expected, Samsung has this morning taken the veils off their latest flagship device offerings in their annual Unpacked event in New York City. During the event, Samsung unveiled the next device in the Note range, the Galaxy Note 5 alongside the highly rumored Galaxy S6 Edge+. While the first device, the Galaxy Note 5, is to be somewhat expected for this time of year, the second device is one which has attracted a huge amount of attention thanks to the popularity of the standard Galaxy S6 Edge. Here, we take a quick look at the battery features which have now been confirmed on the latest addition to the Galaxy S6 family by Samsung.
Battery life has become increasingly problematic for device owners and especially for those looking to sport a display as big as the Galaxy S6’s 5.7-inch screen and one which sports a QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, as the S6 Edge+ does. As such, it does seem slightly underwhelming that the Galaxy S6 Edge+ only comes equipped with a 3,000 mAh battery. That said, this is an increase on the 2600 mAh battery that was announced for the Galaxy S6 Edge and will go someway to accounting for the larger screen size. Not to mention, Samsung have announced a few additional features which will make keeping your device charged and good-to-go a little bit easier.
First off, the what seems to be the industry standard, Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will make use of the same Fast Charge technology that was found on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Not to mention, those needed a very quick fix charge will get a quick keep going charge in as little as 10-minutes. In addition, Samsung has also confirmed that the like the Galaxy S6, the S6 Edge+ does make use of wireless charging. What’s more, is that the S6 Edge+ will work with all existing Qi chargers and new S6 Edge+ owners can expect to get a full charge in under two hours, Which is thirty-percent quicker than before. On a side note, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus has also now been confirmed to include a non-removable battery, again similar to the Galaxy S6. So although, the battery is smaller than many would like and it is non-removable, these have helped Samsung to offer a more sleeker design on the S6 Edge+ and effectively making the device overall thinner. While the included wireless charging and Fast Charge features should help to make sure the lack of a removable battery will not be an issue.