If you love rumors and you love Samsung’s Galaxy Note line of handsets, then you’re going to be whipped up into a state of excitement with this latest rumor! According to the Russian, Eldar Murtazin, who before I go any further has a great record on leaking information, which later turns out to be accurate. He is suggesting that the Galaxy Note 7 will be launched by Samsung on August the 2nd and it will feature a 3600mAh battery. As it stands, he can’t prove it, but hey let’s just take his word for it!
Not enough Juice
So what can we take from the above? The launch date is pretty similar what I have been seeing others suggest it will be. However, the battery is a bit of a surprise, as it would seem as if the battery would need to be much larger. Especially when you consider that the next Galaxy Note handset could feature a QHD display and as such be extremely power hungry!
As it stands, most 5-7-inch smartphones in the Note series have featured a battery of that size. So it does not make any sense for Samsung to be just sticking with older and less efficient technology. And to add insult to a handset, which has not even been launched yet. If this battery tech rumor is accurate, it means that the Galaxy Note 7 will have the same sized battery as the Galaxy S7 Edge, which has an even less power hungry display at 5.5-inches.
If you go back to the Galaxy S6, it clear that Samsung should have by now learned by its mistakes. When that particular handset was launched and people started to realize that it had an underpowered battery, Samsung suffered from a huge backlash of negative opinion both in the press and on social media.
So the last thing that Samsung needs right now is to be launching the Galaxy Note 7 with a hugely underpowered battery. Personally, I think it needs to be at least in the 400 mAh range and may be even larger. With that sized battery, I would expect Samsung to escape any repeat of the negativity it has seen before.
Galaxy Note 7’s enhanced Energy Efficiency
As far as energy efficiency is concerned, Samsung has been gradually improving this aspect of all of the components of its devices for years now. And over the past few years, great strides have been made in this area. So you can expect that the Galaxy Note 7 will come packing the most efficient chipset that Samsung can put into it.
Along with hardware efficiency comes software, this new software will also play its part in keeping the handset as energy efficient as possible. However, it is not as if Samsung has not had a helping hand with this, as Google with its Android operating system has also been working on improving its energy efficiency for Marshmallow. And because of this the Galaxy Note 7’s software has been able to have been designed from the ground up to work hand-in-hand with Marshmallow.
Personally, I have been covering all of the rumors surrounding the Galaxy Note 7 for some time now. And from what I can gather of its power needs. Due to it having something like 6GB of RAM and a 5.8-inch AMOLED QHD-Display with curved edges like the Galaxy S7 Edge, plus an all powerful Exynos CPU. The handset is going to need much more than a 3600 mAh battery to get a user through a normal day. And that’s without the WiFi on, or browsing the internet etc.
Galaxy Note 7 rumored specs
As it currently stands, there is an unofficial Galaxy Note 7 specs sheet that has been compiled by putting together all of the rumors currently doing the rounds: 5.7-5.8-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 821 or Exynos 8893 Chipset, 6GB of RAM, 64/128/256GB of internal storage space, microSD card slot, 12MP rear facing camera with dual-pixel PDAF, 5MP front-facing camera and the much talked about 3600mAh battery, iris scanner and the new Grace UX on top of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
So that’s it, and it looks like Samsung could make another huge mistake around battery technology. What do you think the capacity of the next Note’s battery should be? Do you agree that with me that it needs to be a minimum of 4000mAh?