Galaxy S6 Removable Battery??

Samsung's new S6 is loaded with new features, but many fans have been upset by the new unibody design Samsung is adopting for the new flagship phone. The reason for this is that buyers won't be able to remove the back cover and thus the battery from the phone, or at least that is what we originally thought. A user from XDA Developers has released the manual for Samsung's Galaxy S6, and within this manual are directions for removing the battery, if you are willing to take the risk (and void your warranty). In the instruction manual a disclaimer warns you that, "These instructions are only for your service provider or an authorized repair agent." Needless to say that should you attempt to remove your future S6's battery and damage it, the damages will not be covered by your warranty.

For those of us who regularly ignore disclaimers and warnings Samsung's instructions read as follows:

(You will need a screwdriver to remove the battery)

·       Remove the SIM card tray from the device before starting battery removal

·       Remove the back cover


·       Loosen and remove the screws that line the perimeter of the device


·       Remove the circuit board

·       Disconnect the battery connector

·       Remove the battery

This isn’t the sort of “quick swap while on the go” you’d be able to perform while having dinner one night after work, but here is the whole manual if you would like to take a look at the rest of it. The manual also sheds some light on some cool features that the S6 will have, like the ability to take VR compatible photos.

  1. BY battery samsung gal6

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  2. BY Walter Kepeck

    Thanks for that information.
    Easy battery removal, if you had a second battery, or to replace a defective battery was a plus when choosing to buy a new phone.
    Samsung’s change could only hurt sales for Galaxy S6.
    Bad decision, I think.

    • BY Jose V

      Consider that if you need two batteries to to keep powered throughout the day, that’s not a plus, that means batteries and charging technology was still lagging. Also, how often do batteries go defective? Rarely. I like this idea, and I think people just are looking at the functional side of things… especially if I can now charge the battery very quickly, and it lasts extra long. Fiddling with batteries always bothered me. It’s something I should not have to mess with as a user. I just want my phone’s battery to last long and charge fast which is here, so why do you want to open your phone and get to the battery? All we should need to do with these phones is USE IT, let the service support fix it.

      • BY Jose V

        *are NOT looking at the functional side of things

        • BY Luke

          I have not read Samsung’s claims, so are they claiming that this integrated design was actually done to increase the battery life and/or allows the battery to charge more quickly then it used to compared to past models with user serviceable batteries? I am very skeptical about these claims if so.

          From reading the replacement instructions, It looks like all Samsung really did was glue the back of the phone to the rest of the assembly instead of using something that allows repeated servicing more easily (say a few screws or a clip), because after all, the phone is still built to be able to have the battery replaced. This is probably something like a few extra dollars in per unit manufacturing costs on a $500-700 retail phone? (and yes, I know Samsung does not get all that, but that IS what we pay)

          What a rip off for a “high end” phone. Why should I pay someone another 50-100 bucks or whatever to simply melt glue when my battery dies (and it WILL die, because I have no need/desire to buy a new $500 phone each year, ESPECIALLY when it is a $500+ phone). Buying the battery itself may be one thing, but good grief…

          Let’s not even discuss the inconvenience/hassle of having to mail in your phone unless you are living next to a service center.

          Sounds like Samsung is just trying to generate another cash cow on their product that consumers are then going to be forced to also pay for while they make a less functional product and pocket the manufacturing savings. Perhaps now the phone should only be worth $450 dollars instead of $500 then…

          I guess if you want to pay someone to service the phone fine, but trying to make it a requirement?

          I bet this will hurt their sales, unless all manufacturers start doing it, and their primary sales are from sheep like Jose V (which they probably are).

          I am more than happy with my Samsung Galaxy Light, and probably will be for years, until some company gives me a real reason to upgrade it. Right now, it does everything I need it for, and ~$200 was more than enough of a purchase price for what still is essentially a phone.


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