As per new reports, Apple has developed new battery system that will boost the iPhone 8 battery life by as much as 100%.
This new technology is right now only for the smaller 4.7 inch model. As per predictions, the smaller model will now be able to last almost two days, which is equal to the battery life on the current iPhone 7 Plus and 6S Plus models.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was (once again), behind the information. Here’s a schematic —
In a note explaining the new L-Shaped iPhone 8 battery, Mr Kuo said:
“As battery material tech isn’t likely to see major breakthroughs in the next 3-5 years, mainboard area can only be reduced via stacked SLP, which makes space for larger battery and extended usage time. Thanks to stacked SLP, we expect the OLED iPhone to have similar dimensions to a 4.7” TFT-LCD iPhone, and have comparable battery capacity (equipped with around 2,700 mAh L-shaped 2-cell battery pack) to a 5.5” TFT-LCD iPhone. The battery life of the OLED iPhone could be better than that of the 5.5” TFT-LCD model as OLED panels are more energy-efficient than their TFT-LCD counterparts.”
Bigger iPhone 8 battery plus More Efficient hardware
The extended life of the iPhone 8 battery is not just due to its increased size.
The hardware, especially the new OLED screen, is also much more efficient than the current one.
Consequently, the battery will end up lasting longer than what is expected by the increase in the size alone. Well, that’s certainly a good news, and we hope that it also extends to the larger models. Especially the bigger 5.8 inch model.