The Samsung Galaxy S6 has an integrated battery, but it can be replaced (not without some difficulty, however). Some have questioned how much that replacement battery will cost, and now Samsung has confirmed the pricing: a replacement S6 battery will cost $45 USD, and the replacement of said battery can be done in a single business day, meaning users won’t have to be separated from their smartphone for too long. In certain circumstances in particular, though, the replacement battery will be free.
The information comes from a Samsung spokesperson who spoke to the folks at PC Magazine. The replacement battery will cost $45 USD, but there is a one-year warranty on the S6’s battery. This is in contrast to the Galaxy S5 replacement battery cost of $29.99 USD.
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If at some point within that one-year period the battery’s capacity dips below 80-percent of its starting level, Samsung will replace it for free. The battery’s capacity will have to be verified at a service center before the warranty replacement will take place, however.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are Samsung’s newest offerings, and as pointed out in the iFixit teardown, the battery placements in the two handsets are slightly different, with the edge proving a bit more of a hassle to remove. Still, given how they’re installed, users are best advised to have a professional do the replacement. Check out the timeline below for more!
SOURCE: PC Magazine