Samsung has for the past months been leaking on the roll out of a much-improved Galaxy S8 and larger Galaxy S8. Reportedly, after the unfortunate S7 fiasco wherein the company was forced to recall the phones just barely two months after its release, it was rumored that the upcoming phones will have bigger batteries.
Consequently, Samsung will have to come up with some magic so that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will not disappoint customers who perennially cite better battery life as the priority request.
In its post, Forbes says that apparently, the Galaxy S8 and larger Galaxy S8 Plus will have 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch displays, respectively. It is said that to achieve this, Samsung has to severely cut the top and bottom bezel sizes to squeeze these atrocious displays into a framework roughly the same size as that of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Apparently, the monstrous displays will create a massive drain on battery life that will pose a great problem.
It is interesting to note that according to BGR, The Galaxy Note 7 also features a bigger battery than its forerunners, apparently considered as one of the reasons why the battery exploded. It is further reported that while Samsung blamed the batteries for the dilemma, it also admitted that probably the design and manufacturing nitty gritty may have led to the explosions.
Accordingly, it is to be expected that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will have smaller batteries than originally anticipated. The Galaxy S8 is alleged to pack a 3,000 mAh battery, while the phablet version will have a 3,500 mAh battery. These capacities are apparently almost similar to the ones used by Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge with 3,000 mAh and 3,600 mAh, respectively. Previous reports said the Galaxy S8 versions will carry 3,250 and 3,750 mAh batteries.
Rumors say enthusiasts expect that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus to be the best phones on the market when launched, but other radical phones are also coming, so the question is how long Samsung will dominate.