Galaxy S8 And S8+ Batteries Leaked Just Days Before Reveal

For those of you who just can't get enough of the image and information leaks that keep occurring around Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, new images have now surfaced showing the devices' batteries and, consequently, their respective battery ratings. The images show a fairly standard-looking smartphone-embedded Samsung battery so there doesn't really seem to be anything out of the ordinary here.

Examining the two images in just a bit greater detail, the Galaxy S8 is set to come with a 3,000 mAh power supply, rated at 11.5 watt-hours and bearing a nominal voltage of 3.85. While charging, that jumps to at 4.4 volts. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ has a heftier battery to support its larger screen, with the latter being rated at 3,500 mAh and 13.48 watt-hours. Those numbers, of course, do not necessarily give any indication of real-world performance. However, both of the batteries appear to be decently sized to support their super bright, high-resolution AMOLED displays Samsung is known for. The contributor of the images has a very high accuracy rating and the images appear authentic so they are most likely the real deal, but it should be said that not all leaks turn out to be accurate - regardless of the source. With the official debut only days away, and a launch date almost certain to follow quickly, the authenticity of the images will be known for sure soon enough.

Samsung was initially expected to show off the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but that didn't end up happening. Instead, the company opted to hold its own device-specific event scheduled for March 29. In addition to the now leaked battery details, it is also more than a little likely the company will be talking about the incorporation of its new battery safety features for these two devices - which the company created following its internal investigation into the exploding Galaxy Note 7 batteries. Because the general fallout from that ordeal has been very pervasive in the minds of the media and users alike - burned in, some might say - it's entirely possible that they really can't afford to leave those features out in the official unveiling.

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