When Sony announced the DualSense, the controller for its next-gen PlayStation 5 console, nothing was mentioned about its capacity. In July, The Game Awards’ Geoff Keighley had the chance to showcase a first-ever hands-on experience featuring PlayStation boss Eric Lempel, nothing was said about the battery as well. A Twitter user today with the name Galaxyrain666 has posted images of the DualSense controller displaying its battery capacity.
The images confirm the PS5’s controller has a 1560mAh battery capacity which is 50% more than that of the DualShock 4 with 1000mAh. On average, the controller of the PS4 lasts for between 5-7hrs depending on its usage when fully charge.
The PS5 is a much more advance console than the PS4 with the controller having features such as adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. Such features could use more battery life meaning the extra battery capacity could yet mean nothing. When Sony announced the DualSense controller in April, it said took “thoughtful consideration into ways to maintain a strong battery life for DualSense’s rechargeable battery.”
Earlier in August, a Reddit user claimed the DualSense lasts 3-4 hours longer than the PS4’s DualShock 4. Normally, it is expected the PS5 will have a stronger controller than the one for the PS4.
We await an official confirmation from Sony on the battery life of the DualSense controller.