In earlier variants of the Samsung Galaxy range, Samsung made sure that their devices and removable batteries and microSD card slots. Since then, microSD card support and removable batteries were removed from the Galaxy flagship range. MicroSD cards have now made a return on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Edge so will there be support for removable batteries too?
Unfortunately, because of the different materials used to make the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Edge, it’s very unlikely that a removable battery will be an option on either of the upcoming 2018 Samsung flagships. It’s possible for Samsung to make a removable back cover for the Galaxy S9, but with the full unibody glass material that they have recently been using for their premium smartphones, it’s unlikely Samsung would support removable batteries.
By stopping batteries from being removes, the Galaxy S9 can also remain waterproof, adding additional functionality to the device. Fortunately, there are methods to ensure your battery life doesn’t run out. First, there are many portable chargers available that are both lightweight and filled with extra power – these can be great for long trips without electricity.
Alternatively, you may be able to pick up a variety of non-official or official cases that add additional battery life to the Galaxy S9. It’s also important to note that the Galaxy S9 battery life is expected to exceed its predecessors, so you may find that the need for additional battery life may not be necessary.
Either way, they’ll be plenty of options for extra battery life and if the battery receives a fault, the Samsung warranty will most likely get it replaced for free. Alternatively, users can wait for an iFixit guide to see how to replace the battery themselves.
Do you think the lack of a removable battery is a deal breaker for you or does it not matter?