Samsung's Folding Galaxy X Could Have a Curved 6,000 mAh Battery

By Tom Pritchard on at

The of the major issues with folding phones (that don't rely on hinges) is making sure the internal components can fold along with the screen. That's especially true of the battery, because damaging it is guaranteed to end up with explosive consequences. But with the folding Samsung Galaxy X on the way we can only assume that problem has been dealt with. Case in point: reports that Samsung has developed a curved battery with up to 6,000 mAh of capacity.

This isn't the first time Samsung SDI, the company's battery division, has developed a curved battery. It first managed to make one back in 2014, but could only manage to squeeze 210 mAh of juice inside. Now, though, it's developed one that can handle between 3,000 mAh and 6,000 mAh, and sources speaking to ITHome claim it's going to end up in the Galaxy X.

That's a big battery for a phone, but considering the X is supposed to come with a tablet-sized 7-inch display it's about right. It's not quite as big as some tablets, but it's also not as big, so somewhere within that region should be enough. Whether something as small as 3,000 mAh would be enough is debatable. Samsung might feel it's enough for something like the Galaxy S9, but it's probably not going to be enough to power up a larger device for long periods of time - particularly one that's rumoured to have three separate displays working together.

We can speculate all we like though. The Galaxy X isn't due to arrive until sometime in early 2019, and there's still a lot we don't know about it. There's no doubt we'll be hearing more in the coming months, especially once production begins. Until then all we have are these rumours, and they'll have to do. [ITNews via TechRadar]