Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10 launch on February 20th is one of the most hotly anticipated events on the mobile calendar. A new rumour for the S10+ today points to the company pushing the limits of design with a svelte design packing a larger battery.
The rumour has some credibility with the source well known internet leaker @IceUniverse on Twitter who posted this tweet over the weekend.
The Galaxy S10+ has a 7.8mm thick body and a 4000mAh battery 😀
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) January 12, 2019
For context, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ measured in at 8.5mm thick with a 3,500mAh battery, while the Galaxy Note 9 measured in at 8.8mm thick but did include the 4,000mAh battery. The battery life on both phones was quite decent offering all day battery life for most users.
The move to a slimmer profile with a larger battery on their phones is in contrast to the trend for Samsung since their unfortunate Galaxy Note 7 launch which also pushed similar boundaries. After the Note 7, Samsung introduced an 8-point battery safety check for manufacturing so it’s unlikely we’ll see a repeat of those issues.
We’re looking forward to the Galaxy S10 launch – and whatever else they’d like to show off on the 20th of Februrary in San Francisco.