Galaxy S23 Base Model Will Also Get A Bigger Battery

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Multiple reports over the past couple of weeks have hinted at bigger batteries inside Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S23 flagships. Precisely, we have learned the battery capacity of the Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Today, we have the battery info about the base model as well, and we aren’t surprised.

According to the noted Weibo leaker Digital Chat Station, the Galaxy S23 base model will equip a power unit with a rated capacity of 3,785mAh (via). This should mean a typical batter capacity of 3,900mAh. That may not seem much for a 2023 phone. But we are looking at a 200mAh increase in capacity from this year. That’s 5.5 percent more battery juice, which is substantial when you consider that the device keeps the same shape and size as its predecessor.

We aren’t surprised by this news, though. We expected the Galaxy S23 to get a 3,900mAh battery as soon as reports came out that the Galaxy S23+ will feature a 4,700mAh unit. Once again, it’s 200mAh more than the current model. Samsung is reportedly using the stacked battery technology for Galaxy S23 batteries. This tech allows for tighter packaging of battery components. As such, manufacturers can fit up to ten percent more power in an identical package. This tech is already used in EV (electric vehicle) batteries.


Samsung may be playing it safe here, keeping the battery capacity hike to just about five percent. Perhaps the Galaxy S23 Ultra is reportedly getting the same 5,000mAh battery as the current model. It’s unclear why the company isn’t equipping it with a bigger unit. Maybe the 200MP camera eats up more space on the inside, even though rumors suggest the unannounced sensor will be more or less the same size as the 108MP camera on the current Ultra. We shall find out soon.

Samsung will source Galaxy S23 batteries from the Note 7’s supplier

Multiple certification listings in recent weeks have revealed that Samsung will source some batteries for the Galaxy S23 series from the Chinese firm Amperex (ATL). If you recall, it’s the same company that supplied the batteries for the infamous Galaxy Note 7 in 2016.

Of course, both parties have already left the disaster behind them, with Samsung using ATL batteries in several other Galaxy smartphones in recent years. However, the story often comes to mind due to one or the other reason. Most recently, some YouTubers discovered a weird phenomenon of swollen batteries on old Galaxy smartphones. Hopefully, it isn’t anything major. Samsung will launch the Galaxy S23 series early next year.