It’s getting to the time of year where the Samsung sieve begins to dribble information about the next Note phone. Right on schedule, we get a bit of information about the potential battery life offering of the Note 20 and it’s not brilliant.
The team over at Galaxy Club have information that suggests the battery may only be 4,500mAh. That’s only a minor increase over the 4,300mAh that we saw in last years Note 10+, a device that suffered a few issues in terms of battery life.
In our review, Alex said
battery life has always been an issue for Samsung devices given what powerhouses they are, and unfortunately, the Note 10+ isn’t much different – I would normally have to charge the Note 10+ during the day. If I didn’t use it heavily, I would have had about 10-20% by about 4-5pm.
There is an increasing number of optimisations that the manufacturers can lean on to improve battery life but, given the history, this may not bode well at all. The reality is that with more features, connectivity and options — like the S Pen — that manufacturers must compromise somewhere. Personally I’d compromise with a slightly deeper phone for a notable increase in battery life.
What specs would you compromise on your phone and to what end?