Samsung Defends Reduced Battery Size and another Lack in Galaxy Note 8

Published Date : Aug 28, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been all set to build on the success of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus after the disastrous fall of Galaxy Note 7 due to battery issues. Expected to hit stores on September 15 in the U.S. and the U.K. and September 22 in Down Under, Samsung’s new flagship phablet has been expected to be one of the most significant comebacks in the history of the company. It could cost around US$930.0, £869.0, and AU$1,499 with a SIM free. However, the 3,300 mAh battery of this newly launched phone, slightly lower than S8 Plus’ 3,500 mAh, has raised eyebrows.

Smaller Battery, No Wow Factor in Note 8 may Harm Riposte of Samsung

Mobile head DJ Koh has answered the reduction in battery size by simply saying, “Because we can.” Koh has attributed the capability to the employment of a 10 nm processor promising energy efficiency. He has also mentioned that it allows Samsung to assure about the safety of the new model’s battery. However, some mobile phone experts have the opinion that the battery size has been reduced to adjust the new dual cameras. Others put the blame on the inclusion of the updated version of S Pen, which has killed space for everything else, such as the battery.

Another criticism on the Galaxy Note 8 model was about the lack of the wow factor, which Koh answered by pointing out that the company has not been chasing after innovation for the sake of innovation. In terms of price, Note 8 could easily run ahead in the competition of the most expensive, non-luxury smartphone on the market, at least until iPhone 8 has been put on sale.