Skip to main content

The Samsung Galaxy S11 will have a massive battery, according to leak

It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S11 may end up with a much larger battery than previous models. According to a new leak from known Samsung leaker Ice Universe, even the smallest Samsung Galaxy phone, likely to be called the Samsung Galaxy S11e, will have a massive 4,000mAh battery. Compared to the 3,100mAh battery in the Galaxy S10e, that’s a pretty significant improvement.

Of course, the larger devices may have even larger batteries. According to Ice Universe, the Galaxy S11+ may have a battery as big as a whopping 5,000mAh, which is also a significant improvement over previous devices.

Related Videos

It’s important to note that those much larger batteries may not necessarily translate to a significantly longer battery life. That’s because the Galaxy S11 is rumored to offer a number of extra features that may need that bigger battery to work well. Most notably, the Galaxy S11 is rumored to offer a higher refresh rate display. According to another leak from Ice Universe, if the Galaxy S11 does offer a higher refresh rate, it may go as high as 120Hz — skipping the 90Hz display altogether. That would supersede devices like the Pixel 4 and OnePlus 7, which currently offer 90Hz displays.

Another reason for the larger battery could have to do with 5G, which is expected to become a standard feature in 2020 as carriers continue to build out their networks and 5G connectivity becomes more common. The only problem is that 5G uses more energy than 4G, and as a result, smartphones are going to need slightly larger batteries.

It’s currently unclear if the larger battery will result in a thicker build — but most users probably won’t care. Apple made headlines recently for making the iPhone 11 slightly thicker than the iPhone Xs, but the tradeoff is that it also included a much larger battery. Both customers and reviewers alike loved the decision, and the iPhone 11 Pro can now last a whole lot longer than previous-generation devices, easily getting through a full day, and sometimes even two. We’ll have to wait and see if the same ends up happening for the Galaxy series.

Editors' Recommendations

You may want to think twice about buying a Samsung or Pixel phone
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra next to the Google Pixel 7 Pro.

A new report from Project Zero, Google's internal security research team, says that a laundry list of devices using Exynos modems are at a high risk of major security breaches that would give remote users the ability to very easily "compromise a phone at the baseband level." Notably, the recently released Pixel 7 is among those that are open to attack, alongside the Pixel 6 and Samsung Galaxy S22, to name just a few.

Obviously, this is a major issue, but not all hope is lost, as the problem is certainly fixable. The big question is when a fix for all affected devices is coming. Here's everything you need to know about the vulnerability and what you can do to keep your smartphone safe.
Why Samsung and Pixel phones are in danger

Read more
The Google Pixel Fold may not be as expensive as you thought
Alleged renders of the Google Pixel Fold in black.

Google’s long-in-development foldable phone — the Pixel Fold — is reportedly eyeing a late June launch. A recent leak predicted that the Pixel Fold will hit the European shelves priced at 1,700 Euros, which equates to roughly $1,800 based on current conversion rates. That’s not easy to digest, especially for a first-gen foldable phone and considering Google’s own shaky history with its Pixel hardware and software.
But it appears that the Pixel Fold’s price won’t be inexplicably exorbitant at all. Leaker Yogesh Bear shared on Twitter that the foldable phone could actually cost anywhere between $1,300 and $1,500. Assuming that turns out to be true, the Pixel Fold could undercut the Samsung Galaxy Fold 4 and its successor by a healthy $500.

In fact, such an asking price would put the Pixel Fold in roughly the same ballpark as the higher storage configurations of phones like the Galaxy S23 Ultra and Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro Max. Of course, Google won’t be able to match the asking price of foldables from Chinese brands, but it would at least look competitive in the Western markets.
Now, a price of around $1,300-1,500 makes a lot of sense. First, the biggest deterrent for foldable phones is their high asking price. There’s a reason Samsung managed to sell bucketloads of its flip-style foldable phones because they cost nearly half vis-a-vis the phone-tablet hybrids in the Galaxy Z Fold series.

Read more
6 years later, the iPhone X still does one thing better than the iPhone 14 Pro
iPhone X.

I’ve been an iPhone user since the very beginning, starting with the original iPhone. You know, the one with the 3.5-inch display that was perfect at the time, making it super easy to use a phone with one hand? As the years go by, the iPhone — and every other smartphone out there — just get bigger and bigger. We now have phones that with almost 7-inch displays, and honestly, I don’t understand how anyone can comfortably use these giant phones — especially if you have smaller hands!

With the iPhone, we’ve gone from 3.5-inch to 4-inches, then 4.7-inches to 5.8-inches, and now the standard 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch of the iPhone 14/iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Plus/iPhone 14 Pro Max, respectively. I personally use an iPhone 14 Pro as my primary device, and while I have gotten used to the 6.1-inch size over the past few years, I still think it’s too big. In fact, the last perfect size iPhone was the iPhone XS with the 5.8-inch display ... and I really wish Apple would bring it back.
5.8 inches was a perfect middle ground

Read more