With the upcoming Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, we’re hoping that Samsung has learned some important lessons from last year’s flagship offerings. To that end, we’re not expecting any big, radical changes from either model, but instead a refinement of existing designs, and correcting some oversights that left us wanting just a little bit more last time around. That extends to the batteries in these phones, and while it’s nice to see that Samsung plans on releasing some battery-boosting accessories, we’ve also been pleased to hear that both GS7 phones should be landing with some generous battery capacities. The other day we saw the FCC publish certification paperwork for some of these smartphones, and now upon the publication of a new entry for the GS7 edge, we’re getting confirmation for those battery-size rumors.
Last time around, Samsung gave the Galaxy S6 a 2550mAh battery. And while we don’t have a direct 2015 comparison to draw with the expected 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge, the GS6 edge packed a 2600mAh cell, while the 5.7-inch GS6e+ went with a 3000mAh component.
For the Galaxy S7 family, we heard that Samsung would upgrade the base model to a 3000mAh battery, while the larger Galaxy S7 edge could get a 3600mAh one. And indeed, in a screenshot published in reference to the Galaxy S7 edge’s FCC ID, the agency offers evidence for that very same 3600mAh battery.
We haven’t spotted similar evidence for the Galaxy S7 itself, but if those GS7e battery reports were right on the money, we’re optimistic that what we’ve heard about the GS7 and its 3000mAh battery is news we can bank on, too.