The Samsung Galaxy S10+ will be slimmer than the S9+ while also featuring a bigger battery
Last week, Samsung confirmed that it would be unveiling its Galaxy S10 phones next month, on February 20. Much has been said about the devices and we already know about their display sizes, basic camera setups, and battery capacities. Information has begun to surface about the phones’ actual dimensions, though, which is proof that we’re in the endgame now.
According to popular tipster Ice Universe, the upcoming Galaxy S10+ will be 7.8mm thick, while also featuring a hefty 4000 mAh battery. The big battery, by itself, is impressive, as it ensures that the Note 9 and S10+ both have the same battery capacities. Of course, both devices also have the same display size now, further blurring the lines between the two. The real winner here, though, is how slim the S10+ is said to be.
The S9+ was 8.5mm thick while only featuring a puny 3500 mAh unit. It’s impressive that Samsung has managed to increase the battery capacity by 14% while reducing thickness by 9% or so. For some perspective, the Note 9 is 8.8mm thick, the Razer Phone 2 is 8.5mm thick, and the Mate 20 Pro is 8.6mm. All three have 4000 mAh batteries. In fact, the only device that comes close to the S10+ is the ZTE Axon 9 Pro with a thickness of 7.9mm.
The S10+’s purported thickness is impressive, and Samsung’s design technology must be applauded. OEMs have generally chosen to eschew big batteries in favor of slimmer form factors, but the S10+, at a 7.8mm thickness, could set the trend for slim phones with big batteries, and big batteries are always welcome.