Apple iPhone X successor’s battery details revealed

Reports hinting Apple‘s future plans for the iPhonehave already started coming out. Most of them come in the form of analyst predictions. Adding to those predictions, KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuonow talks about the 2018 iPhone models’ batteries.

Citing details from the latest investors note by Kuo, obtained by Macrumours, the 2018 iPhone X model may have a 10% more powerful battery as compared to the current version. The 10% more powerful battery is said to come if Apple and LGChem are ‘able to deploy a one-cell design for the device’s L-shaped battery’. For now, the iPhone X has a two-cell battery, something that was revealed in the teardowns made by several websites.

Kuo adds that an efficient two-cell design will result in a larger battery capacity from the current iPhone X’s 2900mAh to 3000mAh in the upcoming 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED iPhones. He says that one of the major reasons to increase the battery life is that all the three models next year may feature True Depth camera, which is more power-hungry.

“We think Apple (US) is developing a 1-cell L-shaped battery in collaboration with LGC (KR). If the new battery enters mass production on time, the 5.8″ OLED iPhone model will come with a battery with larger capacity (2,900-3,000mAh with higher RFPCB ASP $2.1-2.4). For the 6.1″ LCD model, we expect Apple to keep the rectangular battery design to keep a better cost structure, and we expect capacity could be larger than those of the iPhone 8 series,” says Kuo.

It has already been suggested by Kuo that all iPhone models from 2018 onwards will sport the Face ID. Kuo says that FaceID is likely to keep iPhone on top of its game as Android OEMs could take time to match Apple’s TrueDepth technology, which is used in FaceID. This means the FaceID will stay a major selling point for the company for the next year at least, if not more.



performance Hexa Core
display 5.8″ (14.73 cm)
storage 64 GB
camera 12 MP
battery 2716 mAh
ram 3 GB
other sensors Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensor No
quick charging Yes
operating system iOS v11
sim slots Single SIM, GSM
model iPhone X
launch date November 3, 2017 (Official)
brand Apple
sim size SIM1: Nano
network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensor No
loudspeaker Yes
fm radio No
chipset Apple A11 Bionic
processor Hexa Core (2.39 GHz, Dual core, Monsoon + 2.39 GHz, Quad core, Mistral)
coprocessor M11
architecture 64 bit
ram 3 GB
build material Case: AluminiumBack: Mineral Glass
thickness 7.7 mm
width 70.9 mm
weight 174 grams
waterproof Yes Water resistant, IP67
ruggedness Dust proof
height 143.6 mm
colours Silver, Space Grey
display type OLED
screen to body ratio 80.93 %
pixel density 463 ppi
screen protection Yes
screen size 5.8 inches (14.73 cm)
screen resolution 1125 x 2436 pixels
touch screen Yes 3D Touch Touchscreen, Multi-touch
internal memory 64 GB
expandable memory No
settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
aperture F2.2
camera features 10 x Digital Zoom, Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
image resolution 4000 x 3000 Pixels
sensor BSI Sensor
video recording features Optical Image stabilization
autofocus Yes
shooting modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst mode
resolution 7 MP Front Camera
optical image stabilisation Yes Dual optical image stabilization
flash Yes Retina Flash
video recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps
user replaceable No
quick charging Yes Fast
wireless charging Yes
type Li-ion
capacity 2716 mAh
wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
wifi features Mobile Hotspot
bluetooth Yes v5.0
volte Yes
usb connectivity USB 2.0
nfc Yes
network support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
gps Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
sim 1 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26) / 700(band 29) / 2300(band 30)3G Bands: UMTS 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
sim size SIM1: Nano
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