Users of Samsung’s Flip series have long been concerned about battery life, mainly due to the compact battery cells in these devices. For example, last summer’s Galaxy Z Flip 5 came with a modest 3,700 mAh battery.
Samsung seems to have taken these concerns into account. The upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 6, expected to be unveiled in the middle of the year, will have a larger battery. Recent reports indicate that it will feature a 4,000 mAh unit.
While the 4,000 mAh battery in the Galaxy Z Flip 6 is still slightly smaller than the 4,300 mAh battery in Oppo’s Find N3 Flip, it represents a significant improvement. Although the numerical increase from the Flip 5 to the Flip 6 may seem small at 8%, any extension of battery life is highly valued by Flip users.
Like all foldable devices, the Flip 6 divides its total battery capacity across two cells, one on each side. These cells are rated at 1,097 mAh and 2,790 mAh, respectively, resulting in a combined rated capacity of 3,887 mAh. This is expected to translate into a typical capacity of 4,000 mAh, especially considering that the standard S24 has a rated capacity of 3,880 mAh, which is marketed as a typical capacity of 4,000 mAh.
In comparison, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 has one cell rated at 971 mAh and another at 2,620 mAh, giving it a rated capacity of 3,591 mAh and a typical capacity of 3,700 mAh.
Speculations suggest that the Galaxy Z Flip 6 will feature a 3.9″ cover display, an upgrade from the 3.4″ panel on its predecessor, and a 50MP primary camera, a significant improvement from the 12MP camera on the Flip 5.