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PS5’s DualSense controller could feature 50% more battery capacity than the DualShock 4, according to unverified images posted on social media.
The photos, which originate from a Twitter user who claims to work for an accessories company, claim to show the DualSense controller and a label flagging battery capacity of 1560mA.
PS4’s DualShock 4 has a battery capacity of 1000mA, resulting in a charge life of between 4 and 7 hours depending on use. At launch, the DualShock 4 had a smaller battery of 800mA.
However, PS5’s controller features a number of new features such as haptic feedback and adaptive triggers which could potentially negate the extra capacity, if it does indeed include a larger battery.
Earlier this month a Reddit user who shared evidence of possessing a DualSense controller claimed that the pad lasted “3 to 4 hours” longer than DualShock 4.
VGC has reached out to Sony Interactive Entertainment for comment on this story and will update when we receive a response.
Sony unveiled PlayStation 5‘s DualSense controller in April, calling it “a radical departure” from its previous DualShock pads.
DualSense features a two-toned design with haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, a built-in microphone and updates to hand triggers, grips and the light bar.
Sony released new imagery for PS5’s controller and accessories last week, showing the DualSense, PS5 headset, camera and remote from all angles.
It also released new details on PS5’s compatibility with legacy console accessories, confirming that PS4 controllers won’t work with PS5 games. However, DualShock 4 will work with PS4 games via backwards compatibility.
Speciality peripherals, such as officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks and flight sticks, will work with PS5 games, Sony said.