Samsung Galaxy S6: Even Nougat Can’t Save You

When the Samsung Galaxy S6 and its Edge variant arrived in the Android market, it was hard not to notice that it came with batteries that were smaller in capacity compared to its predecessor. However, many didn’t view it as a big issue as they assumed that the device will be able to withstand a whole day without much stress.

But that has turned out to be pretty far from the truth. Both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are prone to bouts of overheating which drains their battery out very quickly.

That was probably one of the main reasons behind Samsung opting to go with the “liquid cooling” system in its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, aside from giving the battery a major upgrade, growing from 2,550mAh and 2,600mAh to 3,000mAh and 3,600mAh. This drastically improved their battery life but it still wasn’t the best case seeing that their batteries were still sealed shut in place.

Well, if you’re a Galaxy S6/Edge user, you could always opt to uninstall power-hungry apps, such as Facebook, to alleviate the massive battery drain on your device. You could also refrain from using your device for too much heavy-duty activities; however, the problem would still be due to its hardware.

It is the insides that are the culprit behind this frustrating issue. And, at worst cases, there were even reports on the devices getting too hot that they flamed up.

It looks like not even a major software update could rectify this issue. The Android Marshmallow, that featured the Doze Mode along with efficiency improvements, was supposed to be the fix to the overheating issue but it didn’t seem to help the situation at all. In some cases, it had even made the situation worse.

Judging from that, it seems like the Android 7.1.1 Nougat will not be offering a fix, as well. Maybe the all-new Samsung Experience UI could alleviate the issue a little but even that is not a guarantee. It’s evident that as long as the same hardware runs the device, its too-hot-to-handle issue won’t be going away anytime soon.