The title for the highest battery capacity held by Samsung‘s flagship phone Galaxy S10 5G, which features an impressive 4,500mAh battery, might just be broken by the 5000mAh capacity cell of the Galaxy S11+. Folks over at the GalaxyClub spotted the battery destined to make its way inside the Samsung Galaxy S11+.
The Galaxy S11+’s battery size leaked from South Korea’s SafetyKorea certification agency database. The agency certified the battery under the model number EB- BG988ABY with an attached photo listing revealing the capacity of the cell, an astonishing 5000mAh. The leak confirms the match up of the Samsung phone with model number SM-G988 to the battery cell.
This revelation could mean that the Galaxy S11+ is going to contain the highest rated battery capacity ever included in a high-end Samsung-branded phone.
The photo indicates that the battery’s rated capacity is 4,855mAh, while the typical capacity is 5000mAh. In recent years, instead of marketing based on rated capacity, Samsung marketed the phone in terms of its typical capacity.
The enormous 5000mAh is the largest ever seen in a Note or Galaxy S series phone. The battery is on par with the Galaxy M20’s battery size, but the Galaxy M30s remains the battery size champion in the low-end with a 6,000mAh battery capacity. For reference, the Galaxy S10+ and the Galaxy Note 10+ have battery capacities of 4,100mAh and 4,300mAh, respectively.
If the cell is inside the Galaxy S10+, it would undeniably result in superior battery life for the flagship, however that might not be necessarily the case with the Galaxy S11+ series. The various features incorporated for the next-generation smartphone would still require high power consumption.
The massive battery destined for the Galaxy S11+, although yet to be confirmed, may be able to support Samsung’s 45W fast charging technology. Moreover, the cell is expected to support fast wireless charging alongside reverse wireless charging, a feature that enables users to charge their Galaxy Buds or other wireless earphones by placing them on the back of the phone.
Maybe the upgrade that will impact the battery life the most is the Galaxy S11+’s reportedly 0.5-inch increase in screen size. The half-inch increase brings the 6.4-inch screen to a massive 6.9 inches. Samsung will combine the increased screen size with an incredibly smooth and awe-inspiring 120Hz refresh rate on the Infinity-O panel, therefore resulting in a considerable amount of extra battery drain.
One other factor will be the presence of standard support for the 5G network. Samsung expects to employ Qualcomm‘s newly announced Snapdragon 865 in the United States. The chipset, coupled with a Snapdragon X55 modem and an Exynos 990 processor, will operate alongside a 5G modem.
However, 5G modems are still in their early stages of development and require a significant amount of extra power.