Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus could be slimmer than S9 Plus despite a bigger battery

While the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is rumored to have both a bigger screen and a bigger battery than the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, one thing it probably won’t be is thicker.

That’s according to reliable leaker @UniverseIce, who has said that the Galaxy S10 Plus will be just 7.8mm thick and house a 4,100mAh battery. That’s in contrast to the Galaxy S9 Plus, which is 8.5mm thick and has a 3,500mAh battery.

These claims about the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus aren’t new. We’ve heard multiple times that it will be 7.8mm thick, and this same leaker has previously said that it will have a 4,100mAh battery (though some sources point to a 4,000mAh battery).

Given that there are no dissenting voices on the thickness that much is probably true, and whether 4,000mAh or 4,100mAh the battery is probably larger than the one in the Galaxy S9 Plus.

See more

Quite an achievement

Still, we’d take this with a pinch of salt for now, especially as it’s not clear how this would be achieved.

The fact that the S10 Plus is rumored to have a larger 6.4-inch screen may help, as that could give the device a larger footprint to fit a battery in, but previous rumors suggest that the slimmed bezels have meant the overall surface area of the handset isn’t much different to the S9 Plus.

We won’t have to wait long to find out for sure whether these rumors are right though, as the Galaxy S10 Plus - alongside the standard Samsung Galaxy S10 – is set to be announced on February 20.

James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to, and and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.