Samsung Galaxy S5 to have massive 2900mAh battery and fast-charging

Yesterday we found out a lot of details concerning Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S5 flagship, and now we’ve uncovered even more info. This time we have some rumors regarding the all important battery.

Yesterday’s news showed that Samsung’s new phone will be a monster of a device having a screen in the 5-inch range with an eye-blasting QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Under the hood the phone will rely on either the 64-bit enabled Exynos 6 or Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 805 CPU. Both of these are great performers but with great prowess comes great battery drain. So how well will the Galaxy S5 perform in terms of battery-life?

Well there seems to be some good news on this front. According to the latest info, the Galaxy S5 will come equipped with a massive 2,900 mAh battery. If you’re keeping score, that’s 300mAh more than the Galaxy S4. There’s even more good news, as this battery seems to be a refined version of the Li-on tech that’s in smartphones today, promising to offer up to 20% more battery capacity with the size of the battery remaining unchanged.

Finally there’s a strong possibility that the Galaxy S5 will come with fast-charging. This allows the handset to be charged from zero to full in under two hours. Combine that will the massive capacity of the battery and some very smart battery saving capabilities on the CPUs, and S5 users might have decent battery-life despite the phone’s (alleged) massive screen.

Of course this is still just a rumor and hasn't been confirmed, so things may change by the time we finally see the device hit markets later this year. But whatever happens one thing’s for sure: battery life will be a very important aspect in all our new super-powerful handsets.

Source: Phonearena via: Sammobile | Samsung Galaxy S Image via Shutterstock

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How is 300Mah up 2600Mah massive? They need to stick a 3500 or 4000Mah one time and done. Set the standard for these small crappy batteries.

you forgot the

There's even more good news, as this battery seems to be a refined version of the Li-on tech that's in smartphones today, promising to offer up to 20% more battery capacity with the size of the battery remaining unchanged.

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This is the more important part.

rippleman said,
wait, i thought the Android fan base said 64 bit was stupid.... guess they will all be jumping ship to WP8

No, what they said was that it isnt necessary yet and it wouldnt bring large performance gains. It will be useful when phones start crossing the 4GB of RAM mark.

it better have fast charging, one of the things people forget about when they ask for a larger battery is how much longer it takes to charge it.

Any normal battery would charge in two hours thats nothing special. My xperia z with 2330mah charges from 0-100 in under 1.5 hours, if not quicker.

Fast charging isn't a good feature and definitely nothing something I'd want, every rechargeable battery manufacturer in the world offers charging and lifetime graphs and they all show the same thing: faster charging = exponentially less battery lifespan.

Yes, apparently many including Apple use a combination -- fast charging up to ~80% charge, then trickle charging. I think skimping on this to get a better user experience could have negative side effects. Unless Samsung is sitting here on a new kind of Li-Ion tech but doubtful.

No it's about making more money fast charge a battery every time it dies in 12 months you'll need a new battery pay samsung more money get a new battery rinse and repeat

"Finally there's a strong possibility that the Galaxy S5 will come with fast-charging. This allows the handset to be charged from zero to full in under two hours."

2hrs doesn't sound fast to me!

I'm using the Samsung Wireless charging back plate with a Nokia DT-910 and it does a great job. It's nice to see it as an addition, but it won't become mainstream until a big company such as Samsung or Apple add it into their products by default.

Just an honest side thought, if Apple were to do add wireless charging into their iDevices (which I doubt they would), I don't think it would be a standard compliant such as the Qi standard.

I've never really understood the point of wireless charging that requires you to put your phone on a mat. Seems to me that a cable would be better, at least you can move the phone around while its charging. Or am I completely confused about how this tech works?

Well if the Wireless Charging would for example work over the table surface it wouldn't matter where you put it on the table. stuff just always charges

M4x1mus said,
I've never really understood the point of wireless charging that requires you to put your phone on a mat. Seems to me that a cable would be better, at least you can move the phone around while its charging. Or am I completely confused about how this tech works?

Set it and forget it use wireless, if you want to use it while you juice it, use a wire.

SierraSonic said,

Set it and forget it use wireless, if you want to use it while you juice it, use a wire.

well - but you can still use it for example for things in between and simply place it back on the charger and off it goes. if you on the other hand want to play a game and have the phone in the hand for 90 minutes than wireless is not the right thing

SierraSonic said,

Set it and forget it use wireless, if you want to use it while you juice it, use a wire.

I still don't understand though. How much more effort is plugging in a cable than putting a phone on a mat? Its a cool idea but seems to serve no purpose. Wireless charging at a distance would be amazing, but wireless charging on a mat seems utterly pointless.

It's great to see a larger display on the S5 but I don't think I could go back to a screen that small after the Note 3. It's really strange to see people using iPhones now as the displays are so tiny they look like toys.

Not to mention how weird it seems because of how tall it is. Even going from the 920 back to the iPhone seems horrible let alone from something massive like the Note.

I like the "massive" part. Q: Why did lion get lost in the jungle? A: Because jungle is massive. - not so sure about that battery though.

I wonder how different the battery life would be if it wasn't driving a 2560 x 1440 screen, it would be nice to see phones going for battery life and not insane specs.

Unless your playing the latest 3D games phones have long since been powerful enough for every day use, even the majority of casual games people play still work great on phones a few years old.

I would personally love to see a flagship phone go for battery life and not insane specs as its main selling point. If a flagship phone sacrificed screen resolution for another 2 hours of screen on time for example that would certainly appeal to me a lot more than extra pixels.

It would be a small compromise for the best of both worlds i think.

I've been saying that for years in terms of the iPhone. Why do they keep making it thinner and thinner instead of offering some insane 2 week long battery life? I'm pretty sure most folks would go for that.

InsaneNutter said,
Unless your playing the latest 3D games phones have long since been powerful enough for every day use, even the majority of casual games people play still work great on phones a few years old.

I would personally love to see a flagship phone go for battery life and not insane specs as its main selling point. If a flagship phone sacrificed screen resolution for another 2 hours of screen on time for example that would certainly appeal to me a lot more than extra pixels.

It would be a small compromise for the best of both worlds i think.

Took the words right out of my mouth battery life is all im concerned about cause all phones seem to work fast enough but once you start using it with more on screen time the battery goes.

Agreed.. I mean, how many pixels can you fit in that screen size anyway? And why would you ever need so many pixels to the point where your eyes can't even notice it?

Same thing Im saying, there only so much the human eye can see, and even know with 1080p devices you have to be pretty close to your device in order to really see the pixels.

"Samsung Galaxy S5 to have massive 2900mAh battery and fast-charging"

They're rumors but the title acts as thought it's fact. Dodgy

The S4 already has rapid charging, so that one is hardly speculation and the battery is new tech so I don't think it's a stretch to expect another 300mAh of power tbh..

Steven P. said,
The S4 already has rapid charging, so that one is hardly speculation and the battery is new tech so I don't think it's a stretch to expect another 300mAh of power tbh..

yeah, doesn't seem off to think that they can squeeze a bit more power out... though, the OS itself will dictate how the battery holds up... cough cough... the latest patch drains S4 batteries like a whore mosquito sucking on a poor Ethiopian lion off in the dirt.