Galaxy Note 7 To Feature A Battery Capacity Smaller Than 4,000mAh: Samsung Shooting Itself In The Foot Once More?

Omar Sohail
Posted Jun 28, 2016
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From a hardware perspective, Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be the latest and greatest Note from Samsung, offering the user with abounding levels of raw computing and features. However, the latest report we have come across shows that the company is intending to cut corners in one department, and that one department happens to be one of the biggest gripes of owning a smartphone.

Galaxy Note 7 To Feature A 3,600mAh Battery – The Same As A Galaxy S7 Edge

It was reported that the upcoming phablet was going to feature a massive 4,000mAh cell, but reading on how the 5.7-inch phablet is going to pack just a 3,600mAh battery, there is virtually no difference between the company’s Galaxy S7 edge, unless of course if you dig deep into the hardware. Those who are looking for slightly better battery life should want to invest in the rugged Galaxy S7 active, but keep in mind that it is available exclusively through AT&T, so you’ll be fresh out of luck if you happen to live anywhere but the United States.

While we’ll get to the remaining features later in the article, we feel that Samsung’s main target would be to tip the scales its favor as far as benchmarking applications are concerned. That being said, Exynos 8893 is no different than an Exynos 8890 as they are both manufactured on the same 14nm FinFET architecture. However, where the clock speeds are taken into account, there is a hefty amount of difference between them as you will read shortly.

  • Exynos 8893: 4 x Cortex-A53 running at 1.586GHz + 4 x Exynos M1 cores running at 2.7-2.8GHz
  • Exynos 8890: 4 x Cortex-A53 running at 1.586GHz + 4 x Exynos M1 cores running at 2.29GHz
Galaxy Note 7 With A 6-inch Display – Samsung Really Upping The Stakes Here

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This will equate to much better performance although we have to say that this approach from Samsung will also end up consuming more battery life, and with a 3,600mAh cell, that might not bode well for the phablet. However, we are confident that there is a way that the processor will be running at a speed of 2.29GHz and it will only boost its speed to that range when it is absolutely required.

Galaxy Note 7 will be available in the following storage models:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

The flash memory will be based on the UFS 2.0 standard, meaning you’ll get faster read and write speeds. As for the different colors models, Galaxy Note 7 is expected to come in the following:

  • Black
  • Silver
  • Blue

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One of the most highly anticipated rumors is a dual-camera configuration. Aside from this, we reported that the upcoming device had its renders uploaded showing that the device features a curved display that practically melts to the side of the phone, giving you an illusion that the device is a bezel-less one. Now, the thing that is confusing us the most right now is what sort of chipset is going to be present inside Galaxy Note 7.

To top this, Galaxy Note 7 has also been reported to feature a massive 5.7-inch screen and IP68 certification, meaning that the smartphone is going to be waterproof till a certain depth. Additionally, the upcoming handset is expected to feature 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, because there needs to be some level of difference between this one and its smaller brothers. Furthermore, the incorporation of an iris scanner is also said to be a part of the smartphone’s configuration, and why would it not?

Galaxy Note 7 Has Been Spotted With A Much More Powerful SoC Developed By Samsung

To be honest, we really wanted Samsung to break the 4,000mAh barrier, but we are sorely disappointed to hear that Galaxy Note 7 will feature the same capacity as a S7 edge. What are your thoughts on matter? Let us know them right away.

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