Samsung Galaxy S6 battery removable after all

It seems as if the Samsung Galaxy S6 battery can be removed after all, though it’ll prove a lot tricker than simply peeling a thin piece of plastic off.

Samsung’s new flagship phones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, have attracted a lot of praise for their revised designs. However, they’ve also attracted a lot of criticism from Samsung traditionalists for abandoning a couple of core principles.

The main one of those is the ability to open the phones up and replace their batteries. However, it seems as if carrying around a spare battery won’t be completely out of the question for the new range after all.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 manual is now available to download from Samsung’s website, and stashed away right at the end of this 140 page PDF file are instructions on how to open the Galaxy S6 up and access its battery.

Of course, it should be noted that this is a rather fiddly and invasive procedure that involves removing the device’s circuit board and disconnecting a lead joining the battery to the body of the phone.

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As you might imagine, this six step process is intended for use by authorised repair agents only, and carrying it out yourself will void your warranty.

Upon reflection, then, the Samsung Galaxy S6 won’t really have a removable battery in the practical sense of the word. But at the very least there’s a relatively simple process in place should you want to replace a depleted battery after a year or so of ownership.

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