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Leaked photos reveal the significantly larger battery capacity of Sony's next-generation controller

Another look at the DualSense controller. (Image source: @Galaxyrain666)
Another look at the DualSense controller. (Image source: @Galaxyrain666)
Several DualSense controllers seem to already be in circulation, as hands-on images of another example have been published online. The latest round of photos also show the battery capacity of the next-generation controller, and it is almost double the one in the original DualShock 4.
Alex Alderson,

It has been almost a month since Geoff Keighley demonstrated a detailed hands-on video with the DualSense, the companion to the Holiday 2020-bound PS5. Since then, pictures of the DualSense have been published online courtesy of the FCC, which show the controller in two colours. Now, an account on Twitter by the name of @Galaxyrain666 has revealed more details about the upcoming controller.

Not only has @Galaxyrain666 offered another look at the DualSense before its release later this year, but they have also published a photo of the controller's battery capacity. For comparison, the original DualShock 4 has an 800 mAh battery, which Sony replaced with a 1,000 mAh cell in the revised version of the controller.

By contrast, the DualSense has a 1,560 mAh battery that operates at 4.2 V. @Galaxyrain666 did not offer any battery life estimates, though. However, they did remark that the buttons on the DualSense are "more pleasant to press" than those on the DualShock 4. Apparently, the feeling of the analogue stick on the DualSense is almost identical to the feel of the one of the DualShock 4. None of the buttons are backlit, but the controller shares a similar data protocol with the DualShock 4.

The DualSense reportedly charges at 1,500 mA too. If this is true, then it would suggest that Sony has equipped its controller with quick charging technology. 

The DualSense apparently has a 1,560 mAh battery. (Image source: @Galaxyrain666)
The DualSense apparently has a 1,560 mAh battery. (Image source: @Galaxyrain666)
(Image source: @Galaxyrain666)
(Image source: @Galaxyrain666)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-08-14 (Update: 2020-08-14)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.