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Author Topic: The end of replaceable batteries in smartphones  (Read 763 times)

Tuxman

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The end of replaceable batteries in smartphones
« on: January 24, 2017, 06:57:55 AM »
That's it. LG's upcoming G6 will not have a replaceable battery anymore.
Because, ha, as if modern devices would last long enough to see the demise of their batteries...

At least my life has suddenly become more interesting as I'll probably need to throw a dice about my next smartphone. LG was a safe bet until now.  :(

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Re: The end of replaceable batteries in smartphones
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 08:05:07 AM »
Guaranteed purchase once every two years. Clever...

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Re: The end of replaceable batteries in smartphones
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 08:07:22 AM »
That explains why every second new smartphone sucks.

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Re: The end of replaceable batteries in smartphones
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2017, 11:10:55 AM »
Guaranteed purchase once every two years. Clever...

Yeah, that integrated battery is OK for expendable commodity electronics.  Like an MP3 player @ $50 or less.  Start spending $500+ for a phone with one?  I don't think so.  :)


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Re: The end of replaceable batteries in smartphones
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 02:26:21 AM »
I guess they just expect us to recharge them until they won't hold
a charge anymore.....and then go out and get a new phone each
time that happens.  Sounds plausible.

« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 02:53:06 AM by Carl Stone, Reason: Brain Fart »