Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, are perhaps the company’s most impressive devices yet. However, some aren’t quite as thrilled with the battery capacities of these two phones, and it appears Samsung is leveraging on an existing feature to allay any concerns in this area.
Back when Android 7.0 Nougat was introduced on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, users had the option to reduce the display resolution of their devices. This, in turn, would theoretically improve battery life, and the same feature is present on the new Galaxy S8 and S8+.
Out of the box, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will have their display resolutions set to Full HD+; that’s 2220 x 1080. Of course, users will have the option to either switch to the devices’ native 2960 x 1440 resolution or use an even lower option (HD+ 1480 x 720) to conserve more battery life, which some users may appreciate. After all, the S8’s 3,000mAh battery and the S8+’s 3,500mAh cell are pretty small for a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch devices respectively.
While it remains to be seen if this feature will impact the battery life of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in any meaningful way, it’s certainly an option worth looking into. This feature, coupled with the S8 and S8+’s 10nm Exynos 8895 processors – which promises better power efficiency – should hopefully result in good battery life.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be released globally on 21 April, and for us here in Malaysia, pre-orders for these two devices will be opened from 11 to 13 April.
(Source: Phone Arena)