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Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge will reportedly have a monstrous battery

Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge will reportedly have a monstrous battery


Bigger than almost any other Android phone

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Last year, Samsung cut down on the battery capacity in its smartphone lineup. That decision led to battery life being one of the weaker points for both the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 — especially the former, with the S6 often struggling to make it through a day of average use. But now, at least for the curved-screen version of the upcoming Galaxy S7, it sounds like Samsung will be swinging in the opposite direction and giving it a massive battery.

As noted by 9to5Google, an FCC filing seemingly confirms that the Galaxy S7 Edge will contain a 3,600mAh battery, which is significantly larger than the Note 5's 3,000mAh pack, and even bigger than the Nexus 6P's 3,450mAh battery. It's still a bit shy of the Droid line, but so is just about every other phone. A big number doesn't necessarily translate to incredible longevity, but it's certainly a promising start.

Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at Mobile World Congress later this month. Unlike in 2015, when both models shared the same screen size, this time the S7 Edge is rumored to be larger than the regular version and could feature a 5.5-inch display. (The S7 will thus contain a smaller-sized battery.)

These latest Samsung flagships are also expected to feature a water-resistant design and support microSD storage. Hopefully in the case of the S7 Edge, it'll be able to stand up to the iPhone 6S Plus' stellar battery life — and best most of its Android competition in the process. The Galaxy S7 unveiling is slated for February 21st.

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