DualSense Edge has a smaller battery than the usual DualSense, teardown reveals

Sony’s new $200 DualSense Edge controller has a smaller battery than the usual DualSense, a teardown video has recommended.

The premium controller, which options extra buttons and customisation choices over its predecessor, was launched on Thursday by way of Sony’s PlayStation Direct retailer.

Sony Interactive Leisure had beforehand admitted that the professional controller would have a “reasonably shorter” working time in comparison with the Normal DualSense, which it mentioned was as a result of it had put “extra options throughout the similar type issue and ergonomic design” as the unique pad.

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“We needed to strike steadiness between wi-fi working time and delivering strong, high-performance options,” it mentioned.

Now that DualSense Edge is in shoppers’ fingers, nonetheless, a teardown video by Australian electronics agency Budd’s Controllers has revealed that the premium controller truly has a smaller capability battery than the unique DualSense.

The DualSense Edge features a 1050 mAh battery, in comparison with the unique DualSense’s 1,560 mAh battery, which itself was a rise on the PS4 DualShock 4’s 1,000 mAh battery.

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The mAh (milliampere-hour) of a battery signifies the power cost {that a} battery will maintain and the way lengthy a tool will run earlier than the battery wants recharging.

It’s value noting {that a} smaller battery could be negated by much less or extra environment friendly energy use, however as Sony famous in its personal assertion, the Edge consists of many extra options than the unique controller.

It’s probably, as alluded to in Sony’s assertion, that the platform holder opted for a bodily smaller battery in order that it may match Edge’s new options, corresponding to again buttons, adjustable triggers and replaceable analog sticks, inside an identical type issue as the unique.

In VGC’s DualSense Edge evaluation revealed this week, we famous that battery life was essentially the most disappointing facet of the brand new controller.

DualSense Edge consists of an additional lengthy USB cable, together with a particular locking gadget for conserving it contained in the controller. Sony has beforehand famous that “this selection preserves battery life.”