FCC docs take the air out of Samsung Galaxy J7’s rumored giant battery


Right now, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is casting a shadow so large, it’s difficult to keep the rest of the company’s lineup in sight. But soon our myopia will begin to pass, and with the GS7 going official in just a few days, we can begin to return some much-needed attention to the other devices starting to make their way out of Samsung’s development pipeline. One we’ve been keeping an eye our for lately is the 2016 edition of the Galaxy J7, which early specs outed as a very respectable upper mid-ranger. Some of the details are still up in the air (and recent reports raise questions about our expectations for the phone’s SoC), but there’s been cause to be excited – thanks to things like a possible 4300 mAh battery. Unfortunately, that’s one detail that may be off, as a new FCC filing suggests the phone will get a much more meager battery.

FCC paperwork for the dual-SIM Samsung SM-J7109 (last year’s Galaxy J7 was the SM-J700x) may not reveal a full breakdown of the phone’s hardware, but the handset’s FCC ID label does offer one key detail: the phone will get a 3300mAh battery.

Now, don’t get us wrong: that’s a more than adequate battery size, and represents a 10-percent improvement over the battery on the previous J7. But still, once someone even mentions a battery as large as we were thinking about here, it’s difficult to get that out of your mind.

The new Galaxy J7 should still be a perfectly solid phone – but maybe not one that’s necessarily going to give you multiple days of operation on a charge.


Source: FCC
Via: SamMobile

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