Samsung promises longer battery life on phones.


Samsung Mobility has made ‘longer battery life’ as this years resolution for smartphones. Every day frustrations over battery life may soon become dreams as Samsung plans to make battery life last all day under average to moderately heavy use, according to Kevin Packingham, Vice President of Product Innovation at Samsung.

“When you wake up to when you go to bed, we don’t want you feeling anxiety about your battery life,” he said in an interview at CES.

With greater technological advances the only thing that happens to decrease is the battery life on the phones. Motorola Mobility in light of the average battery life of the Motorola Razr has only just released Motorola Razr Maxx with a greater battery life.

Samsung will also move to bigger batteries, Packingham said. But the company will work to better optimize different aspects of the phone, from the way it acts when it searches for Wi-Fi, to how often it powers up the 4G LTE radio. He added that the wider prevalence of the Verizon LTE network means the phone doesn’t have to constantly search for a connection, which draws a bit of power.

The Charge, which was Samsung’s first LTE phone for Verizon Wireless, was a good test bed for the company, Packingham said, but the company can do better. He acknowledged Samsung “wasn’t quite there yet,” in regard to improvements on power efficiency, but noted there has been progress.

Despite the potential improvements, he said power users are always going to face this dilemma. Many, however, have gotten accustomed to packing chargers, extra batteries, and the practice of looking for outlets.

Last year was a strong one for Samsung, having taken the top spot from Apple in smartphone shipments and sales, thanks in part to its Galaxy S II flagship phone. Packingham called 2011 a transitional year, particularly with the new technologies like the implementation of different chips and 4G LTE. This year, Samsung’s phones will have the polish and finish expected from the company, he said.