NEW YORK — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday that its Galaxy S6 smartphone had a battery that was 20% bigger than the iPhone 6, despite the fact that it uses a larger, more powerful lithium ion battery.
The Galaxy S5, S6 and S6 Edge all had similar specifications, including a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5.5-inch HD display, and a 1,920×1,080 resolution.
Samsung’s newest smartphones have been around since September and the S6, S7 and S7 Edge all have similar specs, including 4G LTE connectivity, NFC, NFC voice and data capabilities and fingerprint scanners.
The new Samsung smartphone, called the Galaxy S7, has a battery of 2,300mAh and is available for preorder at Amazon, Best Buy and Google.
The battery is smaller than the previous model, which had a 3,400mAh battery.
The S6 had a larger display with a 1.6-inch panel, and the Galaxy Note 7 also had a 1-inch screen.
The S7 has an edge-to-edge camera on the back of the phone, a higher-resolution screen and a fingerprint sensor.
The S7 edge also has a microSD card slot and NFC.
Samsung said the S7 Plus will have an 8MP rear camera with a 12MP front-facing camera.
The battery capacity for the S8, S8+ and S8 Plus is 2,500mAh and the iPhone 7 Plus has a 2,700mAh battery and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a 1.,200mAh battery, according to Samsung.
The company also released an S8.1 update to the Galaxy smartphones, which brings support for Apple Pay, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and GPS with GLONASS.