iPhone X To Have Bigger Battery
15 February, 2017 | Technology
Another week, another next generation iPhone X rumour but this one is definitely a crowd pleaser.
The iPhone may be getting faster, bigger and thinner each year but the thing that most users consistently complain about is the battery life of their devices.
Of course, the battery is slightly improved every year with each iPhone, yet with the extra power needed for these new features for iPhone delivers, the battery life doesn’t seem to improve significantly.
However, according to the KGI Security analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a pretty good track record for Apple leaks in the past, has said that Apple will be boosting the power of the next generation iPhone this September with a bigger battery squeezed into a smaller package.
Apple will supposedly accomplish this by stacking other components on top of each other to create more room within the device.
Ming-Chi Kuo also stated that the iPhone X will have similar dimensions to the iPhone 7, which has a 1,960 mAh battery, but additional space will be freed up to fit a massive 2,700 mAh battery within the iPhone X. This will be close to the current iPhone 7 Plus battery, which has a 2,900 mAh battery.
This bigger battery, along with a rumoured OLED display which will be significantly more energy efficient, will help the iPhone X battery life to last a lot longer than the current iPhone 7.
Unfortunately, Ming-Chi Kuo notes mentioned that Apple’s move to stack the logic board is the only way Apple can improve the battery life as “battery material tech isn’t likely to see major breakthroughs in the next three to five years”, which means we aren’t likely to see any major improvements in our smartphone devices for a few years unless the devices get bigger.