Samsung Galaxy S5 to sport 2900 mAh new type Li-Ion battery
The battery in Galaxy S5 will be the new type of Li-on that stores 20% more energy
Just a day ago, insiders of the Korean media confirmed the specs of Samsung Galaxy S5, however we’re still up to finding out more details. Today the folks from Phone Arena claim that tipsters offer additional details on probably the most important aspect of a smarthone- the battery. According to the report, Galaxy S5 will sport a 2900mAh battery that is exactly 300 more mAh in comparison to the one we find in its predecessor. In addition, the battery will allow a full charge for less than two hours.
The battery in Galaxy S5 will be the new type of Li-on that stores 20% more energy than the current ones as it uses silicon anode instead of the graphite one used in the current batteries. This only means a significant increase of the battery’s capacity. The new tech has been developed by Amprius and so far the batteries have just start shipping to the smartphone companies, meaning Galaxy S5 to be one of the first devices sporting such battery. The only question that remains is how well the 2900mAh battery would deal with the powerful hardware inside, so this is one of the things worth testing.
Anyway, the specs also got confirmed as the next generation Galaxy S will sport a powerful super AMOLED display with the resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. So far, only the size hasn’t been confirmed, but it should rock at least 5.25-inches. The camera set will still offer 16-megapixel main snapper and an optical image stabilization tech. Depending on the variant; the device will feature underneath either the Exynos 6 or the most anticipated next generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. Both variants will run the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. Unfortunately, some details are still missing from the picture, like the RAM, for example, but hopefully we’ll lay hands on those pretty soon.
Source: Phone Arena (Battery Tech details via ExtremeTech )