Samsung To Bring Back Removable Batteries?

Samsung To Bring Back Removable Batteries?


Do you remember some years ago when swapping
batteries in smartphones was something very simple? All we needed to do was remove the back cover,
remove the battery and replace it with a new one. But Nowadays, it is an extremely rare commodity. It’s been years since flagship phones and
laptops come with easily removable batteries, especially from companies like Samsung and
Apple. If you buy a phone today, chances are you
can’t easily remove the battery yourself. If you really want to try it out, it’ll
require dozens of steps, including the removal of delicate pieces like the screen and the
logic board. It’s not for the faint of heart. For iPhones, that’s been the case since
day one. Flagship Android phones and laptops have followed
suit. Because batteries are often the first components
to fail, that puts an unnecessary expiration date on these expensive devices. Apple’s even admitted to slowing down processors
to not kill the batteries on older phones so quickly. That’s why the European Union has decided
that every smartphone maker including giants like Samsung and Apple would have to ensure
that every device on the market has a user-removable battery. This means these companies will need to redesign
their products to make all batteries user-removable and replaceable. According to a leaked document obtained by
a dutch financial website, the EU isn’t happy with the actual scenario of current
batteries, It reads that if the user is able to change the battery hassle-free, he would
do so and keep the device for longer instead of discarding it after two years of use. The proposal also suggests that manufacturers
need to make the parts easily accessible to help third-party service centers. Furthermore, the plan includes recycling and
re-using raw materials after discarding an electronic device. Basically the main objective is to reduce
electronic waste which is great and all but this would also mean smartphones would lose
some key features such as waterproofing, and slim design. On one hand, I would really want this to happen
because batteries degrade pretty fast, In a year a 5000mAh battery reduces to like 4000mAh
and will keep on losing its capacity over time. Considering smartphones now cost $1400 people
are going to hold on to them longer than before. So the benefit of replacing the battery with
a new one after a year or two is going to keep the device in its peak condition but
on the other hand, I don’t want to lose features like water resistance, a slim design and more. Even though I can live without it but I still
want them to be present on my $1400 phone. So I kinda have mixed feelings about this,
This plan will be presented sometime in the next month. Only time will tell if the replaceable batteries
will make a return in smartphones. Samsung is one of the biggest wearable brands
in the world, in fact, they are at the number 3 spot according to the latest data from IDC. Samsung sold over 30.9 million units of smart
wearables which include smartwatches and Bluetooth earphones. Apple is at the number one spot with 106.5
million smartwatches and AirPods. Xiaomi was the second biggest wearable brand
last year, selling 41.7 million wearables. Since Samsung just removed the headphone jack
last year, I’m positive Samsung will take the number two spot from Xiaomi in a matter
of months. With that being said, do let me know your
thoughts on the removable batteries, Would you be okay with losing some potential features
such as waterproofing and slim chassis to get a removable battery? let me know down in the comments and as always
I’ll see you tomorrow…Peace out!

100 thoughts on “Samsung To Bring Back Removable Batteries?

  • March 12, 2020 at 1:07 pm
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    I don't want this removable battery phone that is shit

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  • March 12, 2020 at 1:10 pm
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    Ok so people well say its amazing but they will say wat a price like this dont have water resistant and its thick so wats do u like remove able battery of nice feature

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  • March 12, 2020 at 1:12 pm
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    And guys i hate remove able battery caz when they fell on the ground battery will go out of the phone and the plastic back cover will fly and plus it cant have a glass back it will have plastic

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  • March 12, 2020 at 1:15 pm
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    Too many fake batteries on the market 😏 – https://youtu.be/gnzuL4X-Ns0

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  • March 12, 2020 at 1:26 pm
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    M9ngol ymyy psda yubweee ench odo

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  • March 12, 2020 at 1:32 pm
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    🤩finally….
    Now no need to carry a powerbank… just 100% spare battery

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  • March 12, 2020 at 1:35 pm
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    What if wireless charging coil is damaged by user

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  • March 12, 2020 at 1:37 pm
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    For the folding I think.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 1:47 pm
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    I think waterproof will stay since the S5 had a removable battery and was waterproof at the same time.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 1:57 pm
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    who uses phones udnerwater….lmao..so stupid

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  • March 12, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    The MAIN reason I replace my phone every couple of years is because of the battery. So this sounds like great news. I don't take my phone swimming anyway

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  • March 12, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    No removble battary! 😡😡😡

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  • March 12, 2020 at 2:25 pm
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    What if these smartphone giants focused on new battery tech than focusing on huge bumps over the back. It's time to shift focus from cameras to battery.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 2:25 pm
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    Bring back easy romovable battery

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  • March 12, 2020 at 2:48 pm
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    Bring back, bring back, o bring back my battery to me, to me.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 2:49 pm
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    They should just make it easily replaceable by making it the first component to be removed after the back glass panel.
    Wouldn't this please everyone??

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  • March 12, 2020 at 2:57 pm
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    If the batteries are removable,though it would be handy to carry two batteries with us for backup, i still prefer non removable batteries as it could lead to slim and beautiful design of the smartphone with water resistance

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  • March 12, 2020 at 2:58 pm
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    sometimes I think EU goes too far for protecting its citizens. rather then replaceable batteries they can force companies to put a fixed official cost for replace the battery. Like 20-30$ per replacement.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 3:11 pm
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    Great! Now I hope the EU will also require all phones to have a headphone jack.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 3:13 pm
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    so must do it again👅

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  • March 12, 2020 at 3:16 pm
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    E.U : make batteries removable.
    SAMSUNG AND APPLE : make us if you dare. its our power.😅

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  • March 12, 2020 at 3:29 pm
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    I I hope they pass the legislation I am sick of the excuses that the companies use for planned obsolescence. It is greed not features such as waterproofing that is the motivation behind those decisions. It's a perfect way to force you to purchase a new device every year or every two years and that is disgusting. I still used my LG v20 as a run errands and exercise phone until it was stolen recently and it worked fantastically!

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  • March 12, 2020 at 4:03 pm
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    Tech will get there to solve the issues. In the meantime we actually do something to help reduce our impact as mass polluters. It's all about baby steps on the same direction … on the good direction … finally. It is called social responsibility and sustainability. And quite frankly, it's a very small price for consumers to loose momentarily these specs.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 4:06 pm
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    Not going to happen. Premium build will be compromised, water resistance lowered, graphene will have replaced Li-ion by the time it gets through the court, appeals, and finally, after Brexit, other countries will follow Britain out. Poland, Hungary, Italy to start. There won't be any EU with the power to change things.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 4:08 pm
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    I'd rather have a sturdy phone that gets old within a year or two than a removable battery. Yuck

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  • March 12, 2020 at 4:14 pm
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    Just make 2 versions then
    One with the non-ermovable and all features that that comes with and one with the removable and let the consumers choose which one they want to buy

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  • March 12, 2020 at 4:16 pm
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    Samsung galaxy S5 had removable battery but still it had IP rating. So it can be possible to include removable battery with IP rating.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 4:33 pm
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    But hey,they can make it water proof like a sony old phone ,they removeable battery but they stil water proof by put kinda rubber stuf on the back case,well not as good as now on phone ,but most people wont care ,because most people not swim with their phone maybe✌️

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  • March 12, 2020 at 4:41 pm
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    And Companies like Samsung should be required to send updates to their phones for more than two years.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 4:42 pm
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    I saw this news on January, and now you finally came with this part. First I saw that new EU is going to force Apple to add USB type C and then I saw battery removable on February. That’s kind of interesting 🧐. Thanks for making. 😊

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  • March 12, 2020 at 4:45 pm
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    Nice! But too beautiful to be real!
    Waterproof is not useful for me!

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  • March 12, 2020 at 5:03 pm
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    it won't remove "waterproofing". it doesn't exist as a start on 99% of phones, it's water" resistance", And third it doesn't interfere with it. I don't know who came up with the myth but a removable back phone can have water resistance. take s5 and xcover pro. bu then again I consider water resistance kind of a gimmick anyway. Unless they cover it by warranty and guranteen that it will survive it's usually for the first few months of owning the phone. even then I've heard people getting unlucky with newly unboxed phones, Also manufacturers have lots of ways to get creative with this and keep the "sleek" design of it.
    also this probably doesn't mean much. if anything for anytime soon. it probably means nothing to us.
    if this comes true tho it's a dream come true. but I think even more awesome is a new battery technology that lasts longer
    also "sleek" devices aren't worth hurting earth IMO. 99% of people are forced to use a case on their phones anyway.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 5:38 pm
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    Force the phone manufacturers to bring back the headphone jack

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  • March 12, 2020 at 5:59 pm
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    YES YES YES AND THE HEADPHONE JACK ALSO🤩🔥👍

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  • March 12, 2020 at 6:04 pm
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    Will not happen in America.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 6:05 pm
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    Seriously 🤣 so funny 😆😆
    At the present time removable battery 🤣🤣 it's a bad thinking & bad decision.
    If they do this, it will not be so stylish to look at the smart phone, then the possibility of inserting water into the phone. Anyway at last i want to say that… ((Removable battery)) This concept is very bad

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  • March 12, 2020 at 6:18 pm
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    question, can companies rebel against the revivable battery by simply not selling in their markets? yes I understand that would be the stupidest idea ever but if people want to have the latest iphone or Galaxy than they can have them imported. sort of like a loophole

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  • March 12, 2020 at 6:21 pm
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    Graphine batteries will fix all problems

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  • March 12, 2020 at 6:27 pm
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    Aaaaannd where the hell is graphene

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  • March 12, 2020 at 6:52 pm
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    S5 was water resistance with removable battery

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  • March 12, 2020 at 7:32 pm
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    I GOT SUCH AN GOOD IDEA! hopefully TechTalk reads this.

    SO

    When you listen to music or some kind of other playback on your phone, you almost always listen at 1.0x speed.

    BUT WHAT IF THERE WAS SUCH A THING LIKE A VOLUME ROCKER FOR THE SPEED OF A PLAYBACK

    This per touch – NOT VOLUME ROCKERS at one of the sides of our phones. Then, when a drop comes in the middle of a song, you could listen to it in a sudden split of a second motion. to slow it down at the crisp part for 4 seconds at lower playback rates for example 0.5 speed, and then continue listening at it with 1.0x

    Like this picture shows what's meant with this idea https://imgur.com/a/7CP3g9b

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  • March 12, 2020 at 7:36 pm
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    Samsung repair stores can Remove your Batteries for a fee the price for the battery and the labor to do it you can pay more then $100.00 and up it depends on what Samsung you have .l was going to get a new cell but i'm not going to pay some one every time l need to change the battery this to get more money .

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  • March 12, 2020 at 7:48 pm
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    Please no

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  • March 12, 2020 at 8:24 pm
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    this better be fake 😱

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  • March 12, 2020 at 8:43 pm
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    Meh I thought you were going to say "bring back the mini jack port"…

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  • March 12, 2020 at 8:45 pm
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    Finally it's coming back, the s5 was water resistant, but I can see why people wanting waterproof phones, swimming and bathing is important. But I'll take water resistant over waterproof if the battery can be replaced. Or every year the manufacturer replace battery for free.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 8:59 pm
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    Yes please 😊

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  • March 12, 2020 at 9:44 pm
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    Imagine the face of Tim Cook while announcing the new iPhone with removable batteries!
    Priceless!

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  • March 12, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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    Name me one ip68 water resistant phone with a removable battery?? Or any water resistant phone for that matter?

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  • March 12, 2020 at 10:19 pm
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    Why not modular external batteries?
    They can make wireless charger, just use that mechanism in watertight phone ang put batteries detachable outside..
    You can make phone waterproof with exchangeable batteries..

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  • March 12, 2020 at 10:50 pm
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    "Battery limits the full potential of the phone".
    My android 5.1 removable battery is my phone now and it is in good shape and I like it so much. Every 3 years I just change the battery. I know its not that powerful phone but last long than phone in the market
    If the removable battery is coming back that's great

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  • March 12, 2020 at 11:04 pm
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    You can remove any battery in any phone.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    galaxy s5 users: lol

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  • March 12, 2020 at 11:39 pm
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    Apple never made removable battery phones ever.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    I m total fine with non removable batteries

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  • March 12, 2020 at 11:48 pm
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    How about they can just make it like how the simcard is being remove and insert. 😉👊🏽

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  • March 12, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    1. Water and dust resistance > bye bye 2. Glass backpanels wireless changing tech (?) 3. Removable batteries > against environmental protection. It's really hard to believe it… I changed my S7 edge's battery last month after 3 years of usage, spending 65 euros and lasts like new. What's the problem? I don't get it..

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  • March 13, 2020 at 12:16 am
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    EU is full of baloney. People throw so many replaceable batteries in the regular trash. We want to add 5000mh batteries to this? At least the phone gets traded in to be recycled or left in a drawer instead of the regular garbage.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 12:36 am
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    That's Great News !
    But No Waterproofing Is Bad News.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 1:07 am
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    long live EU..

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  • March 13, 2020 at 2:54 am
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    You sound like Indian scammers.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 4:37 am
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    Yes sir where do I sign?

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  • March 13, 2020 at 4:57 am
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    Waterproofing and swappable batteries not working together is fake news. Just look up the Galaxy xcover pro that just launched.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 7:11 am
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    Lg V20🔥🔥🔥

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  • March 13, 2020 at 7:20 am
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    They absoultly can keep water resistancy alongside removable batteries, tech is advanced enough to allow this in my opinion, they just pretend they can't.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 7:23 am
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    If samsung & apple has to do it, and every copycats will follow suit.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 7:27 am
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    Forget waterproofing, its just a lame excuse giant phone mfg's make. Like literally, not even 1% of mobile users actually soaked their phones in the water. It's gonna void the warranty anyways if user inflicted, as detected by water-damage indicators. so what gives?

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  • March 13, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    GOOD.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 8:41 am
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    can you please stop with the ominous music that is totally discordant with your content? i hate it so much that i don't subscribe just because of it. remove it and i'm sure your subscriptions will noticeably go up. your a good reviewer but the music underneath your voice is so wrong that it makes me not want to listen to you.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 8:44 am
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    Hope Graphene may help with situation in the future

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  • March 13, 2020 at 8:45 am
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    it won't remove waterproofing. my S5 had a removable battery and was IP certified. i'm sure they can do better now.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 9:29 am
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    They can still make them waterproof no probs

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  • March 13, 2020 at 10:10 am
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    Thank God that removable batteries will be reality again. The mobile I currently have is a 2016 model and I believe It's very practical to be able to remove the battery all by yourself

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  • March 13, 2020 at 10:21 am
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    I don't want to loose the water and dust resistance.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 11:11 am
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    “Would you want to lose waterproofing just for a removable back?”

    Galaxy S5: umm, Don’t I exist?

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  • March 13, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    They won’t care about EU. If I had a company HQ not in EU I wouldn’t give a damn about EU regulations.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 11:46 am
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    It's going to be thick as hell flagship

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  • March 13, 2020 at 11:47 am
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    Fingers x its a racket!

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  • March 13, 2020 at 11:47 am
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    I'd rather have water resistance.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 12:19 pm
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    Actually, I am forward to see how Apple is going to do that, I thought that in the future, mobile devices are going to be more sophisticated but if we lose wireless charging, waterproof and water resistant, I don't know what to say but let's see what's gonna happen.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 12:33 pm
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    I don't need a phone as slim as a credit card, I need it to be reliable and serviceable without needing a degree in electronics assembly. I want removable batteries back. I can live with a chunkier phone.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 2:08 pm
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    noo, of course no. every single futuristic feature and plans will vanish and it will destroy the phone because, imagine i can remove the battery each and every second, kinda like a game. NO,NO,ET NO

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  • March 13, 2020 at 2:17 pm
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    and also glass back!!! we are going back to plastic backs

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  • March 13, 2020 at 2:17 pm
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    So that means no water and dust prof.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 3:08 pm
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    I hate removable battery , and besides you should change your phone after 2 years

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  • March 13, 2020 at 3:29 pm
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    I have one word for you : You donkey!!!!

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  • March 13, 2020 at 3:30 pm
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    Why removable battery? What is the motive behind that step?

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  • March 13, 2020 at 4:05 pm
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    removable battery ?
    oh yes baby please ~
    why the fuck do they make it non removable in the first place i had no idea why. it was and still are a dumb move

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  • March 13, 2020 at 4:11 pm
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    Galaxy s5 had removable battery and water resistance at the same time

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  • March 13, 2020 at 4:18 pm
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    Well RIP wireless charging and glass backs

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  • March 13, 2020 at 4:31 pm
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    so… no head(phone jack)?

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  • March 13, 2020 at 4:48 pm
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    removable battery with still waterproof feature, can be achieve by using push slide down mechanism which the lid can be design thin as .5mm

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  • March 13, 2020 at 5:07 pm
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    Apple: 59€ for a replacement directly.
    Samsung: 100€. Take it or leave….
    😂😂😂🥜🥜🥜

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  • March 13, 2020 at 5:46 pm
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    But You don’t live in europe, do You?

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  • March 13, 2020 at 6:51 pm
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    Apple be like: the new iPhone 12 battery. Only for $1000.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 7:42 pm
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    Can only get one major update if lucky may be 2..so yea I am not excited

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  • March 13, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    And another thing is that there will be a plastic panel because glass cannot be used

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