A while back, it was rumored from a leak that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 would only sport a 2,600 mAh. Today, a few images leaked from a factory in China on Weibo have shown up, and they support that claim.
The images that were leaked, show off a stamp of 2,600 mAh hours, which may be a cause for concern. The Galaxy S6 is expected to sport a QHD (1440 x 2560) display. As we’ve seen time and time again on QHD devices such as the G3, Nexus 6, and even the Note 4, they eat up battery. However, Samsung might have a solution.
Samsung’s newly announced processor, the Exynos 7420, which is a 14 nm chipset, the first of its kind. According to Samsung, the Exynos 7420 is 30 to 35% more efficient than 20 nm chipsets. It actually uses less power than the Snapdragon 801 processor.
The batteries in the pictures also concur with the rumor that the battery will not be removable as it has been in the past. The battery packs have the terminal to plug into the device attached. The lack of a removable battery will be made up by rapid wireless charging and maybe even the introduction to new polymer technology.
Regardless of the rumors, they are all speculation until March 1st at Mobile World Congress. If the battery is only 2,600 mAh like the most recent leaks suggest, Samsung must have found a way to combat QHD/processor battery drain to have the battery size take a hit.