IF YOU'RE frustrated at having to juice up your phone multiple times each day, then Samsung's new mobile may be for you.The South Korean tech titan ha
IF YOU’RE frustrated at having to juice up your phone multiple times each day, then Samsung’s new mobile may be for you.
The South Korean tech titan has unveiled a handset with a gigantic battery that can lasts for days between charges.
Announced Monday, the Galaxy F62 is an affordable handset powered by the same processor as the Galaxy Note 10.
It boasts a battery that, at 7,000mAh, holds almost four times more charge than the latest iPhone.
It even holds more charge than the £800 Galaxy S21 – the new flagship mobile released by Samsung earlier this month.
The smartphone-maker is releasing the F62 in India on February 22 starting at ₹23,999, or about £235 ($330).
It’s unclear whether Samsung plans to release the gadget elsewhere in future.
On top of the battery life, the phone’s headline features include a beefy 6.7-inch 1080p OLED display and a quadruple camera system on the back.
Housed in a square cut-out, the rear snapper includes a 64MP main camera, a 12MP ultrawide, a 5MP macro camera, and a 5MP depth sensor.
On the front, the selfie camera isn’t too shabby either. It’s a 32MP snapper slotted into a hole-punch notch.
The F62 also boasts a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and comes in grey, blue or green.
Just how long the phone’s mammoth battery lasts you will depend on how you use it.
Samsung – a brief history
Here’s what you need to know…
- Samsung is a major South Korean company made up of many businesses that operate globally
- It’s known locally as a “chaebol”, which means “business conglomerate”
- It was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938 as a trading company
- But over several decades, it branched out into food processing, insurance, textiles and retail
- It wasn’t until the late 1960s when Samsung entered the electronics industry – for which it’s best known in the west today
- It also launched businesses in construction and shipbuilding in the 1970s
- Today, Samsung’s most important sources of income are its smartphones and computer chips
- The firm accounts for around a fifth of South Korea’s total exports, and roughly 17% of the country’s GDP
- More than 320,000 staff are employed by Samsung globally
- And in 2017, Samsung turned over the equivalent of £174billion today in revenue
However, with light-to-medium usage there’s a good chance it will go for longer than two days between charges.
Most phones come packed with a battery around the 4,000-5,000mAh battery mark, typically lasting a day before they need some juice.
Apple’s iPhones, however, typically have far lower capacities. Last year’s iPhone 12 has a 2,815mAh cell.
With such a low figure, you’d imagine the gadgets wouldn’t last long between charges.
Apple’s software wizardry, however, means the average iPhone lasts just as long as a mobile with a battery with twice the capacity.
Samsung said it will be selling the F62 on its own online store, as well as retailers Flipkart, Reliance Digital, and My Jio.
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In other news, Samsung last month unveiled its latest flagship mobile, the Samsung Galaxy S21.
Here’s our review of the iPhone 12, Apple’s first 5G mobile.
And, here’s how to find out if you can access 5G in your area.
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