Samsung's Folding Phone Might Have A Monster Battery

By Holly Brockwell on at

Despite the many, many phones being rumoured, leaked and released right now (seriously, we're swamped), we are still doubleplus amped for the folding Samsung phone, and now we have some new tidbits to salivate over.

OK, they're just predictions from a research company, but we'll take what we can get right now.

According to SamMobile, Korean firm CGS-CIMB Research has released a report about what it thinks the foldable phone landscape will look like next year. Among its predictions are the potential size of the Galaxy Flex (as it's officially unofficially called)'s battery. Or batteries.

The company reckons the Flex will have a power pack in each side of the device, totalling 5,000 to 6,000 mAh. Most Androids come out somewhere in the 3,000 - 4,000 mAh range, so a 6k battery would really be spoiling us.

The outer OLED screen on the Galaxy Flex is only 4.6 inches, so with a battery pack that size, it would presumably be pretty immortal. Open it out to the full 7.3-inches, though, and obviously your juice will drain a lot faster.

How long the Flex lasts will also depend on what hardware Samsung packs in, and of course what you use it for.

It's looking like Samsung's first foldable will be pretty pricey, though, so not many of us will get to have one of our own. It's clear over the £1k mental barrier, with a rumoured price of around £1400. The top-end versions of the phone will apparently approach £2k -- but that's the price you pay for being one of the first in the fold (see what we did there). Just don't do what these guys did, and try to nick it. That never ends well.