Smaller Galaxy S6 Battery Provides Better Battery Life? Michael Kwan February 16, 2015 Stick a 200hp engine in a massive truck and you probably won’t get anywhere particularly quickly. Plunk that same engine on a little pocket bike and you’ll positively fly. Similarly, a 10-gallon gas tank could be perfect for a fuel-sipping hatchback, but it probably won’t cut the mustard for a massive SUV. And it is with that same kind of mindset that we take a look at the latest rumors regarding the Galaxy S6 battery. According to the latest reports by Itcle, a publication in South Korea, the Galaxy S6 battery will only be about 2,600 mAh, making it a full 200 mAh or so smaller than the 2800mAh lithium-ion battery found in the current Galaxy S5. When you consider that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is rumored to be getting a higher resolution 2K display and a more powerful processor, the assumption would then be that your battery life would take a double or triple whammy. The trade-off, so we hear, is that the new flagship will finally receive Qi wireless charging, in addition to a fast-charging mode that’ll provide four hours of usage from charging the Galaxy S6 battery for a mere 10 minutes. The phone itself should be thinner too. The thing is that the more powerful processor is also said to be more efficient, so on balance, you might end up in the same place anyhow. And then there’s that Ultra power saving mode that we wrote about in our S5 review and that will likely be carried over to the next iteration too. If this is all the case, maybe a bigger S6 battery just isn’t needed. Or we’ll all still be stuck carrying around a bunch of USB power banks… but at least you’ll only need to tether it for 10 minutes for a decent charge. Via BGR Share This With The World!