Another rumor about the new Samsung Galaxy S6 has sprouted up and it doesn’t sound too good. One of the appeals to owning a Samsung Galaxy phone is the ability to switch out batteries. Whether it’s from replacing the battery with another OEM battery or carrying aftermarket batteries, Samsung devices have that appealing perk which keeps customers around. Korean press source DDaily suggests that the new Samsung Galaxy S6 battery will not be replaceable.

One of the best perks of owning a Samsung Galaxy device is the ability to switch out batteries. Previous devices always seemed to pair high performance with features that are up to the task. High performance requires lots of battery life – this issue has been solved by Samsung in the past with the ability to replace said battery. Carrying around a few extra batteries in your pocket allowed you to always have peace of mind knowing your phone would never die.

Samsung may be taking on an entirely different approach to design for the new Galaxy S6 – which may include a glass rear panel and new metal chassis. The potential new changes would leave Samsung compromising on a removable rear panel that’d otherwise allow access to the device’s battery.

It’s hard to say that Samsung users will be happy to hear this rumored news. Most Samsung fans would argue the fact that Samsung devices are better than iOS devices because of the flexibility of customization within the device. Again, these are just rumors, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that this won’t happen. In the meantime, we’re waiting anxiously to hear from Samsung at Mobile World Congress in March in Bacelona, Spain.

VIA: Phandroid


  1. I think Samsung will lose a lot of customers if this is true. One of the selling points of the Galaxy is the user replaceable battery.

  2. Less biased/opinionated articles would be greatly appreciated. Don’t make the article saying how much this news sucks, just inform us of the news.

    • However, it does indeed “suck”.

      Next, you’ll be saying that an article about a man losing a leg is ” biased “.

      • That is sucks is a matter of opinion. Non-removable backs usually mean more durability and thinner frame.

        As for an article about a man losing a leg, on proper news site, they still wouldn’t be like “Oh, that poor old man lost a leg. It must’ve been so painful on him; I could never imagine that happening to me. What ever will he do with his life now? The horror!”

  3. It might also mean no external sd card support.

    If that’s the case, I will move on to another company. They will lose me with just one, silly design flaw.

  4. I was grumpy about this until it dawned on me that Samsung has the resources to cater to both the iPhone crowd that is crazed with external battery packs, and those of us who value the simplicity of changeable batteries and wireless charging. That said, how many iPod/iPhones had to go to landfill because of battery issues? “They” will never learn. Moreover, I have noticed that almost every iAddict who “values design aesthetics” encloses their devices in horrible-looking cases. Me? I take great pleasure in slapping my Note down on a conference room table replete with elegant View Case.

  5. They will lose me. I use the crap out of my S5 during my 3 hour commute and when I’m out of the office. Never worry about phone dying while out because I have the spare battery. I had 2 iToys. They sucked. One reason they sucked..after 6 months they would die at 5:45 pm. Just in time for the commute home. If I had business after hours. No phone. Goodbye samsung. Tell your marketing gurus that the galaxy crowd is not impressed by glass backs and disposable phones.


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