Samsung may have developed a nice little software trick to improve the battery life of the Galaxy S23 series. According to tipster Ice Universe, the new phones will let you switch between multiple performance profiles — Standard and Light — to prioritize battery life over processing speed.
A screenshot shared by the tipster shows that Standard is the recommended profile and likely comes default. It offers a balanced performance with no throttling of processing speed. “Provides the recommended balance between processing speed, battery life, and cooling efficiency,” Samsung explains the Standard profile. It will likely automatically optimize the performance to give you the best experience while ensuring you aren’t losing too much battery or the device isn’t getting too hot.
But if you’re okay with some performance throttling, the Light profile will help you extend your phone’s battery life. It “prioritizes battery life and cooling efficiency over processing speed”. The source claims the drop in performance isn’t significant but power consumption goes down “greatly”. It doesn’t affect your display refresh rate settings, they add. Unless you are a power user often multitasking on your phone, this could be the way to use the Galaxy S23.
Of course, if the battery life is not your concern, you can simply ignore it and continue using your phone in the default performance profile. You will always get the best performance available. Do note that this setting doesn’t apply to games. If you are gaming on your Galaxy S23, you can control the performance from the Game Booster settings. This ensures that your gaming performance isn’t unnecessarily throttled even when the phone has all the resources.
The Galaxy S23 series could offer a great battery life
The battery life hasn’t been Samsung’s strength. But it could change with the Galaxy S23 series next year. Not just because the company will offer these kinds of software tricks, but the new phones are said to get bigger batteries too. Despite the handsets coming in the same shape and size as their predecessors, they will pack more battery juice. We are hearing of 200mAh more battery capacity on the vanilla Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+, i. e. 3,900mAh and 4,700mAh batteries, respectively.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra may not add more power to the 5,000mAh battery found in the current Ultra. But a more power-efficient display assembly and processor (Qualcomm’s 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2) should ensure power consumption improvements on this model as well. Stay tuned for more information on the next-gen Samsung flagships.