Rumor: Galaxy Note 7 to Pack 3,500 mAh Battery?


Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy Note 7 next month, August 2nd, during another of their Unpacked events and while that's just two weeks away, it hasn't stopped the flow of leaks and rumors. Just earlier today, we got to take a closer look at the Galaxy Note 7 in a range of new press renders, showing off the different colors it will be available in, notably Black, Blue and Gold. The Galaxy Note line of devices have been known for a lot of things over the years, most notably making the "phablet" not just a popular term among users, but a whole new category of device. One of the key features that Galaxy Note fans have always looked forward to is a large, and long-lasting battery. If this latest leak-cum-rumor is true, the Galaxy Note 7 might end up disappointing some fans.

According to a premature listing by South Korea Telecom, the Galaxy Note 7 is to feature a battery capacity of 3,500 mAh. For those paying attention to releases from Samsung, that's a little smaller than the 3,600 mAh battery inside of the Galaxy S7 Edge and is quite a bit larger than the 3,000 mAh battery that was found inside of last year's Galaxy Note 5. The drop from 3,600 mAh to 3,500 mAh is probably down to space that's needed for the stylus as well as other circuitry for the Iris Scanner. However, considering the larger, 5.7-inch display of the Galaxy Note 7, many will be wondering why Samsung couldn't match or better the capacity found in the Galaxy S7 Edge. Whether or not this listing is 100% accurate or not is up for debate, it is after all a little early, and there's no telling whether or not South Korea Telecom have the final, retail specs for the Galaxy Note 7. It does however, seem fairly likely at this stage that this could be the battery capacity of the Galaxy Note 7.

To a lot of people, this 3,500 mAh figure might sound a little disappointing, but capacity isn't everything. If Samsung have figured out a way of making the device less power-hungry, any size (within reason) of battery would work well for the majority of users. The Galaxy Note 4, for instance, shipped with "just" a 3,220 mAh battery back in 2014, when processors weren't exactly that kind on batteries, at least not compared to today's processors. As such, this should be an ample size for the majority of users, but there will inevitably be some that are left disappointed by this change.

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