2012 Is the Year for Better Battery Life, At Least At Samsung

All those fancy features in your 4G LTE phone are amazing. A dual-core, soon to be quad-core processor, with 8+ MP cameras, huge HD displays with the added speed of 4G LTE in a tiny frame is something sought after in today’s phone market. However, having these state of the art parts in our handheld device comes with a high price; dismal battery life. Well it appears that some folks are starting to catch on that this is an issue and they are making strides to combat this. Motorola for instance is releasing the RAZR MAXX, the first smartphone to boast a 21-hr talk time with a 3300mAh battery. 

Well other companies are following suit but in a completely different way. Samsung is looking to beef up their handsets’ battery life to last a full day of moderate to heavy use through tweaking wifi and 4G radios so that they don’t drain as much battery. Kevin Packingham, vice president of product innovation at Samsung had this to say during an interview with CNET at CES:

“When you wake up to when you go to bed, we don’t want you feeling anxiety about your battery life.”

Samsung will also start using bigger batteries but it appears that they will be looking for alternative methods besides that. All I can say is that it’s about time that battery life is looking to be fixed. It should have been done in the first place in my opinion. Hopefully now people won’t have to root their devices just to get a days worth of battery life out of them. Here’s hoping other manufacturers hop on board as well.

[via CNET by Engadget]


About the Author: Jack Holt

Jack is a tech enthusiast who is surviving small-town Wyoming. He's a newspaper editor by trade and a blogger for fun. His phone of choice is the Galaxy Note 4 and when he's not tinkering on that, he can be found researching new tech and wondering if his wallet can sustain a new tech purchase. When he's not in front of a computer, he's out in the mountains with his dog exploring the wilderness.


  • Not a day too late !!

  • If they can get their radios fixed so they work as good as Motorola in
    my area, that will be what makes me switch.  I love the looks of the
    Samsung Journal but I bet it has the same ol’ radio problems that
    Samsung is famous for in this area.

  • I hope they make these changes to touchwiz 4.0 ICS as well. The S2 came with a lot of bloatware which murdered my battery and data plan. (The associated press app for one)