Apple will be making a number of changes to their new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus handsets, the devices are expected to get a complete redesign over the existing models.
According to a recent report, the 4.7 inch iPhone will come with a larger battery that the current iPhone 7, the news comes from KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
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.
The iPhone 7 features a 1,960 mAh battery, so if the new iPhone 8 comes with a 2,700 mAh battery then this could give significant improvements in battery life.