KGI Securities Says That IPhones In 2018 Will Get A 10% Battery Boost Via A Single-cell L-shaped Battery Design

Posted: Dec 10 2017, 9:13am CST | by , in Apple


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KGI Securities says that iPhones in 2018 will get a 10% battery boost via a single-cell L-shaped battery design

One thing that everyone worried about when the iPhone X was revealed was its battery power. It was told that Apple will not be giving a major battery upgrade to the iPhone X which got us worried considering what the battery was meant to power. But as the iPhone X units hit the market, it was seen that the battery life of the iPhone X lasts pretty good.

A recent report from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities says that the iPhone in 2018 will be getting a 10% more powerful L-shaped battery. KGi Securities believes that if Apple and LG Chem are able to find a way of deploying the L-shaped battery of iPhone in a single-celled implementation, they will be able to boost the power by 10%.

Currently, the iPhone X uses a two-cell battery design which has a lot of constraints as compared to a single-celled solution. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the improvements in space utilization by converting from two-celled battery to a single-celled battery will be able to provide an extra 200-300mAh to Apple’s iPhones.

So, from the current 2716mAh battery rating of the iPhone, Apple will be able to use a battery rated at 2900-3000mAh. Kuo explains that each battery has its limits or boundaries, and each battery uses an extra space which is basically dead space as it only holds the terminals of the battery and a current-protection circuit for when the battery is on charge.

Using two-celled batteries means that there are two sets of boundaries and dead spaces. Converting it into a single-cell battery would result in a single set of boundaries and dead space remaining, and the freed space will become the part of the cell. With the increase in the volume of the cell, more power can be stored.

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