Earlier today, Samsung announced that a replacement battery for the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will cost $45. Whilst that may seem a little on the cheap side, customers will also have to cover the cost of shipping, which is currently unknown, but not likely to be inexpensive seeing as you’ll have to pay to have the value of your handset protected by insurance, too.
According to a Samsung spokesperson, “the Galaxy S6 battery has a one-year warranty. If its maximum capacity drops below 80 percent of its initial level during that year, your replacement is free (although you still have to pay for the shipping.)”
The replacement will take one business day from the date the company receives your device. However, if you’re situated in Los Angeles or Plano, Texas, and don’t feel like waiting, you can head over to a Samsung walk-in repair centre where they’ll swap the battery while you wait.