If there’s one thing customers look for in a phone it is a good battery. The good thing is that it can always be upgraded to a better version regardless of the device. New information on the Samsung Galaxy S23 suggests that the service provider is now considering an increase in battery capacity for next year’s Galaxy S23.
It is unclear whether the update will be applied across all versions or just the entry-level, although solid rumors indicate that the entire lineup might get bigger batteries.
Reports from South Korea however claim that the base Galaxy S23 model is going to see a minor increase of 5% in its battery capacity compared to the Galaxy S22‘s 3,700mAh battery. No information suggests that a capacity increase would also be made for the + and Ultra models.
Space remains a major constraint when trying to increase the battery size. The goal is always to fit a larger battery without having to make the device unnecessarily thick. Therefore, advancements in battery technology need to be relied upon. Samsung SDI, one of the suppliers of batteries for Galaxy devices, is now using a stacking technology to increase the capacity of small batteries.
The battery for the Galaxy S23+ was recently spotted receiving its certification. The image was blurry so its capacity couldn’t be made out. The Galaxy S23 Ultra is also likely going to have the same 5,000mAh battery as its predecessor.
Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S23 series early next year. We’ll likely see a lot more information about the new series being leaked before then.