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Don’t freak out about the Galaxy S6’s battery being smaller than the Galaxy S5’s

Published Feb 16th, 2015 1:30PM EST

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Many Galaxy S6 secrets that Samsung would have probably liked to keep under wraps until March 1st have leaked well ahead of the phone’s official announcement, including specs, software features and design details — not to mention that numerous image leaks and renders based on alleged Galaxy S6 schematics have also been published online.

Further confirming a crucial Galaxy S6 feature is South Korean publication Itcle, which has learned more supposed details about the phone’s battery.

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According to reliable sources who spoke to the site, the Galaxy S6 will pack a 2,600 mAh battery that will feature fast-charging technology and wireless charging support. In January, BGR reported the handset will have a 2,550 mAh battery that can offer up to four hours of usage on a 10-minute charge.

We also said the phone will come with built-in wireless charging support.

Another recent report also claimed the battery, which won’t be user-replaceable, will have wireless charging. That’s why Samsung is apparently going for a metal and glass design for the Galaxy S6, choosing glass for the rear side since metal would interfere with wireless charging.

Even though the Galaxy S6’s battery might be 200 mAh smaller than the Galaxy S5’s battery, there’s no reason to worry about battery life just yet. The phone is supposed to be even thinner than its predecessor, and pack a high-resolution 2K display. But, nevertheless, it could offer similar or even better battery life, considering that it’s supposed to have a much more efficient processor than the Galaxy S5.

Samsung will also likely take advantage of the battery-saving technology that’s already built into Lollipop and add its own battery saving tricks to the Galaxy S6’s list of special software features.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.