Samsung Mobile Chief explains why Galaxy Note8 has a smaller battery


Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note8 at the company's Unpacked event in New York two days ago. It packs top-notch specs and features like Infinity display, Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform, 6GB RAM, dual-rear cameras, S-Pen stylus to name a few. However, it gets 3300mAh battery, which is bigger than Galaxy S8's 3000mAh, but smaller than its predecessor Galaxy Note7 or Galaxy S8+'s 3500mAh battery.

In a media interaction, Samsung's mobile chief DJ Koh explained the reason behind the decision. And unsurprisingly its mainly to prevent last year's Galaxy Note7-like fiasco, that caused the device to catch fire due to faulty battery, which led to a world-wide recall of the Galaxy Note7, and cease its production.

According to Koh, the use of a smaller capacity battery in Galaxy Note8 was a deliberate move to guarantee battery safety. Further, he pointed out that the 10nm process of Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 chips enhances Galaxy Note8's power efficiency by 30 percent, so the device is not losing much, in terms of battery capacity. He also said that the phone will maintain more than 95 percent of battery capacity even after two years of use.

"There are some reasons why we can reduce the battery capacity. One of them is the 10-nanometer processor that has enhanced the phone's power efficiency by 30 percent. Users are also allowed to adjust their battery use based on their smartphone use patterns, which increases battery efficiency overall. Now I can guarantee battery safety. The phone will maintain more than 95 percent of battery capacity even after two years of use," Koh said. 

To recall, one of the main reason for for Galaxy Note7's battery to catch fire, was due the use of large battery inside the phone, leaving no room for it to expand. As a result the Galaxy Note7's battery started over-heating, catch fire, or even explode in some cases. It looks like Samsung is not taking any chances and playing it safe this time by fitting in a smaller battery to ensure both efficiency and safety.

Lastly, DJ Koh mentioned that Samsung plans to ship more than 11 million Galaxy Note8 units, same as the Galaxy Note5. 

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