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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could have a massive battery

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a big phone, but its battery is rather small at 3,300mAh. However, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could massively improve things in that area, as it’s rumored to have a 4,000mAh battery.

That claim comes from leaker Ice universe (opens in new tab), who has a reasonable track record and claims to be “100% sure” of the size.

They might be sure, but as far as we’re concerned nothing is guaranteed for now, so take this with a pinch of salt. That said, it's a believable claim, as 4,000mAh isn’t out of the question for a phone, especially one rumored to have a 6.3 or 6.4-inch screen.

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A big battery looks likely

In fact, it’s a claim we’ve heard before, though not all sources agree, with an earlier leak pointing to a still-large 3,850mAh battery.

One thing that all sources so far seem to agree on though is that the battery will be getting bigger by some amount, which can only be a good thing.

All in all, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is shaping up to be a decent flagship, with other rumors pointing to a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB or 8GB of RAM and potentially even an in-screen fingerprint scanner. 

We wouldn’t count on getting all that, but if we do then the Galaxy Note 9’s launch – likely in August – could be worth the wait.

Via Phone Arena (opens in new tab)

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 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.