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Reports about Galaxy Note 7’s battery size may have been greatly exaggerated

Published Jun 29th, 2016 6:50AM EDT
Galaxy Note 7 Preview Battery
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

The Galaxy Note 7 is almost upon us, and with a little over a month to go until Samsung takes the wraps off its 2016 flagship phablet, multiple reports have already spilled the beans on the phone’s design, specs, and software features. A new report, however, indicates that existing rumors are wrong about battery size and that the Galaxy Note 7 will not pack a massive 4,000 mAh battery.

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Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, who’s often coming out with extensive reports about unreleased Galaxy flagships, says the battery life of the Galaxy Note 7 will get you 20.5 hours of video playback at maximum brightness. He also says that the phone will have a 3,600 mAh battery, rather than the rumored 4,000 mAh.

Even so, the Galaxy Note 7 should offer better battery life than its predecessor. The Galaxy Note 5, pictured above, shipped with a 3,000 mAh battery last year.

Other battery-related features include fast-charging modes for both wired and wireless charging, and two energy saving modes, including a “conventional” and an “extreme” mode, according to Murtazin’s extensive preview of the Galaxy Note 7.

The report covers the design, specs, and features of the Galaxy Note 7, providing details that are in line with recent rumors – read the entire preview at the source link below.

The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be unveiled on August 2nd, and go on sale in various markets a few weeks after that.

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.