Next year’s Samsung flagship might have the best battery life of any of its predecessors.
If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, you can’t go wrong with the Samsung Galaxy S22, but it has one major flaw: the battery life.
According to a few rumours on Samsung’s battery ambitions, the business doesn’t want to make the same mistake again. Starting with Samsung’s smartphone batteries, the company is experimenting with a new battery technology to see whether it can boost battery life. In addition, the size of the batteries that will power the Galaxy S23 versions of next year might be increased as a result.
In order to build smartphone power packs, Samsung Digital Interface will apparently employ the same stacking approach that the company now uses to make batteries for electric cars.
Stacking battery materials in layers results in a higher energy density, according to the paper. According to Elec, the new technology might increase energy density in smartphone batteries by almost 10%.
The Galaxy S22 hasn’t exactly beaten away rival phones for the title of greatest phone battery life, so any increase would be welcomed by Samsung enthusiasts. The Galaxy S22 Ultra had the greatest battery life out of the new Samsung devices we tested, lasting 10 hours and 18 minutes while continually surfing the web over cellular. When the S22 Ultra’s screen could refresh at 120Hz, battery life dropped to just under 9 hours, but it was with adaptive refresh rate turned off. An hour shorter than the typical smartphone battery life.
Results from Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus tests weren’t much better than those of the Galaxy S22. With the adaptive refresh rate enabled, the Plus lasted for 9 hours and 46 minutes, whereas the S22 could only manage 8 hours.
The size of the batteries in Samsung’s latest phones may be a contributing factor. Compared to its predecessors, both the Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22 Plus have smaller battery packs. Compared to the Galaxy S21 Plus, the S22 Plus has a 3,700 mAh battery, while the S22 has a 4,500 mAh battery, compared to the S21 Plus’s 4,800 mAh battery.
When it comes to the Galaxy S23, Samsung has a plan to increase the battery size. Samsung will use a 4,500 mAh battery in the Galaxy S23, according to Notebook Check, which brought attention to the news in The Elec. Additionally, the Plus and Ultra variants that will be released next year will have larger batteries – 5,000 and 5,500 mAh.
Increasing the capacity of Samsung’s batteries helped the company compete with Apple in its most recent line of flagship phones. All four iPhone 13 models have larger battery packs than their iPhone 12 counterparts. In the case of all four iPhone 13 models, better battery life is not a coincidence. There is a big difference in battery life between Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra and Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Assumably, Samsung hopes to do the same thing, if not more, with the new stacking technology, which has been reported. It’ll be early in 2023 before we find out, though, since the Galaxy S23 isn’t anticipated.