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.