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Rumours: Next-gen iPhones to finally see a bump in battery capacity

KGI Securities believe that 2018 iPhone lineup will feature tad bigger batteries for improved stamina.
With the iPhone X, Apple has sorted those parameters about the iPhone as a product that smartphone buyers care for the most — a modern narrow-bezel-display, new biometric verifications and a pair of great cameras. With these out of the way, it seems that Apple will look forward to fixing one of the areas where iPhones have never made a name for themselves — battery life, in the next generation iPhones.

Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI securities has mentioned in his latest report that the next generation of Apple flagships will be sporting bigger batteries than the current generation models. The 2018 iPhones are expected to use an improved version of the iPhone X’s L-shaped batteries with an improved efficiency of 10 per cent, which may not sound great initially but could help the Cupertino giant add an hour or two worth of battery life.

Relating it to his previous report of three iPhone models for 2018, the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED iPhones are only expected to benefit from the new stamina upgrade. The 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will probably stay contended with the older battery designs to keep the costs low.

Do note that these are still rumours but KGI’s reports are nearly accurate in predicting the future iPhones. There’s still a lot of time before the next generation iPhones break cover, so keep following this space for more.

With inputs from 9to5Mac