Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is lavishly launched in New York. Great specifications, high expectation but one important part may become a tough swallow: the battery. The battery was the issue that shrugs the reputation of Samsung in case of Note 7. And again, though for entirely different reasons, the battery is perhaps about to be a headache for them as it packs only 3300mAh when it is notable that Samsung devices are notorious for sucking power like an oil driller.
Samsung’s mobile chief DJ Koh has clarified that it is to prevent the fear of bursting that forced them to carry out a worldwide recall of the Galaxy Note 7. He, however, claimed that 10nm Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 SoCs improves the smartphone’s power efficiency by 30 percent, to make it up.
“There are some reasons why we can reduce the battery capacity. One of them is the 10-nanometer processor that has enhanced the phone’s power efficiency by 30 percent. Users are also allowed to adjust their battery use based on their smartphone use patterns, which increases battery efficiency overall. Now I can guarantee battery safety. The phone will maintain more than 95 percent of battery capacity even after two years of use,” Koh said.
So now the real test will be in the market as the experts fact-check the claims, Koh, for now, has also dumped rumors of closing the Note series soon.
“I have been frequently asked about the possibility of abandoning the brand. But we cannot give up on a brand that has been nurtured for years and has loyal customers,” he established.