The new Exynos 7 processor enables 30% productivity gain and 20% faster speed while consuming 35% less battery

On Tuesday, we reported that the Galaxy S6 and its dual-edged sibling S6 Edge will have a relatively smaller 2600mAh battery. Now leaked images obtained by Phone Arena have confirmed the smaller battery in Samsung’s next flagship smartphones. The Korean electronics giant will take the wraps off its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at a special event on March 1.

Galaxy S6 Smaller Battery Confirmed In A New Leak

Exynos 7 will more than make up for the smaller battery

The new phones’ batteries will be even smaller than 2800mAh battery in the Galaxy S5. New images posted on Chinese social networking site Weibo show Samsung-branded batteries in a factory. The batteries carry the model number EB-BG925ABE, which goes in line with the Galaxy S6 Edge internal designation.

As SamMobile explains, model number EB-BG925ABE includes G925 in the middle. That is likely the model number for Galaxy S6 Edge. Batteries in the Galaxy S5 were code named EB-BG900BBC, which included G900 (model number of the S5) in the middle. So, it’s entirely possible that we are looking at the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge batteries.

Initial reports of a smaller battery raised concerns that the phones may not offer a good battery life. However, it may not be all that bad, thanks to the new Exynos 7 processor and a toned down TouchWiz interface. Samsung’s new octa-core Exynos 7 processor is based on 14nm FinFET technology. The Korean company claims that it enables 30% productivity gain and 20% faster speed while consuming 35% less battery compared with a similar processor based on 20nm process.

Galaxy S6 with new TouchWiz is ‘amazingly fast’

The Galaxy S6 Edge was recently spotted on Geekbench and AnTuTu benchmarks, breaking all the performance records on both. What’s more, Samsung has reportedly scaled back its bloated TouchWiz to offer a more stock Android-like interface. Sources told SamMobile that Galaxy S6 running the new TouchWiz was “amazingly fast.”

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are expected to feature a 64-bit Exynos 7 processor, wireless charging, 3GB RAM, 20 megapixel main camera, 5 megapixel front snapper, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and a new mobile payment system called Samsung Pay.