New information has arisen which suggests Samsung working on a device which will feature a removable battery. Yeah, that’s right, a smartphone with a removable battery, IN 2020. This comes from Sam Mobile who reported an image of a removable battery which belongs to a device with model number SM-A013F. Based on how it looks and how batteries sealed in smartphones typically look like. On further inspection, the battery has a EB-BA013ABY, meaning it has a 3,000mAh capacity.
Of course, we shouldn’t expect the feature to come to flagship models like the Galaxy S or Galaxy Note series. If it even happens, we could see this coming to a low end or mid-range device. The leak also suggests this coming to a future low-end device with a removable battery. From the image, you can discern it has a model number SM-A013F, which is believed to land in the market as the Galaxy A01e.
But based on history, this seems like something Samsung might actually do, as they were one of the last brands to even stop manufacturing phones with removable batteries. But they’ve changed, and have left the mindset behind so it’d be an interesting look to see if a smartphone with a removable battery would still thrive in 2020/2021.
The more obvious limitations, is the battery wouldn’t be as huge compared to flagship/non-removable batteries and possibly slower charging. But that would be counteracted by the fact you have could buy a spare battery you keep charged, so it’s a limitation but also a possible re-entry to ‘innovation’.
It definitely wouldn’t be the weirdest thing Samsung has ever done.