Samsung to Offer Better Battery Option For Galaxy S III

Samsung has confirmed that its Galaxy S3 will be able to support a 3,000 mAh battery pack to replace the smartphone's current 2,100 mAh battery.

The new battery option, which is priced at $64.99, has a NFC chip integrated and sports a new back cover to contain the larger battery.

While it's not clear exactly how much of a battery boost the new pack will deliver, it should be able to endure heavy usage throughout a full day, while average users should see it last for at least two full days of normal usage.

For some perspective, the extended battery is 100 mAH short of matching Samsung’s phablet, its Galaxy Note II, which boasts a 3,100 mAh battery pack to help power its 5.5-inch display.

 

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  • epdm2be
    sacre... Then when we tell them "Back in my day, we were happy if our phone lasted 2 days!" ...


    Funny I already say that. Back when i was young my cellphone lasted a full week with a single charge. These days that crap can't live through one full day. But hey.. we got tiles/facecrap/apps/whatever...
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  • sacre
    In 30 years time our childrens children will be using devices that "last 4 years" without a single charge. Then when we tell them "Back in my day, we were happy if our phone lasted 2 days!" and the kid will say "omg you had to stop using your phone and charge it? Thats stupid, what happens if it dies where you have no outlet? How could you keep charging it like that, what an inconvenience!!"

    And we'll smile and shake our head.

    Batteries.. There is so much energy in matter a phone if converted can take out a city. Yet we struggle to have a big battery last a day.
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  • TunaSoda
    You can get a 7500mAh battery back cover for the Note II... ;)
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  • kj3639
    I run CM10 on my S3 and generally keep brightness levels down. I can almost achieve two days on a single charge with a 2100 mAh battery.
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  • sacre
    In 30 years time our childrens children will be using devices that "last 4 years" without a single charge. Then when we tell them "Back in my day, we were happy if our phone lasted 2 days!" and the kid will say "omg you had to stop using your phone and charge it? Thats stupid, what happens if it dies where you have no outlet? How could you keep charging it like that, what an inconvenience!!"

    And we'll smile and shake our head.

    Batteries.. There is so much energy in matter a phone if converted can take out a city. Yet we struggle to have a big battery last a day.
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  • dkcomputer
    Physics, how do they work
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