The iPhone X features a two cell battery, this could change with next years 2018 iPhone X smartphones. According to a recent report, next years iPhones will come with a 1 cell battery design that is expected to bring improved battery life.
The news comes in a report from KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has obtained some details on the new battery from Apple’s supply chain. LG Chem are apparently working on the new battery for next years iPhones.
Two new 2H18 iPhone models could adopt L-shaped battery (6.5” & 5.8” OLED models), with capacity upgraded for all models. In order to extend battery life, we believe it is necessary to expand battery capacity because all three new 2H18 models will be equipped with TrueDepth Camera, which consumes more power. 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.
We are expecting to see three new iPhone X next, two new OLED iPhone X smartphones and another iPhone X with an LCD display. All of the three handsets will apparently come with Apple’s Face ID and will feature the notch in the display. As soon as we get some more details about the 2018 iPhone X handsets, we will let you guys know.