Seeing as the Samsung Galaxy S4 has sold well over 40 million handsets over the past year, it’s no surprise that its predicted successor, the Samsung Galaxy S5, is one of the most anticipated Android smartphones of the next few months. There have been precious few leaks regarding the devices, though we did get what appeared to be a sneak peek at some of the specifications just last week. One notable omission from that list of specifications was battery capacity, however, thanks to a tipster who spoke to Phone Arena, we might just have a better idea of what the S5′s battery will be like.
The tip says that the S5 will still have a Li-ion based battery with a capacity of 2,900mAh, a nice bump from the 2,600mAh battery in the S4. The interesting part about the tip isn’t the increase in battery size, which is expected seeing as the S5 is expected to have a 2K resolution display, but rather that the battery is able to store 20% more battery capacity than an older Li-ion battery of the same size. What this means is that while the capacity of the battery will have increased in the S5, the physical size of the battery may not have changed.
This can only be a good thing as the 5-inch screen of the S4 was already perilously close to phablet country, so if this new battery is able to help keep size down, then perhaps the device won’t be much bigger than the S4. What do you think about this news: are you satisfied with the battery capacity rumoured for the Samsung Galaxy S5? Let us know what you think in the comments.