Apple iPhone 9 to ship with large battery with improved design, reveals KGI Securities

iPhone 9

Apple will most likely launch three variants of the iPhone in 2018. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the upcoming iPhone 9 will be integrated with a large battery. There are reports that two of the three iPhones will carry a large L-shape battery design similar to that of the iPhone X. However, the third iPhone will have the same traditional battery with an increased capacity.

We expect that iPhone 9 will have a standard battery design with increased capacity. The iPhone 9 Plus will bear an L-shape battery, which will e different from the standard version of the iPhone 9. The purpose of the L-shape battery is to enable Apple team to affix two batteries to offer a combined capacity of 2716mAh. This was confirmed during the iFixit teardown.

According to Kuo, the iPhone 9 will most probably ship with a 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED display instead of standard IPS display. Apple had tested the OLED display with the iPhone X and got rave reviews across the world. The advantage of the display is its ability to render amazing visuals with stunning clarity.

The iPhone 9 will have significant enhancements to the battery. The reason is attributed to the growing number of apps and the intention of the people to install them.

It is predicted that the overall capacity of the battery will be around 2900mAh and 3000mAh battery. As the name indicates, the iPhone 9 will carry lower battery when compared to the Plus variant. The iPhone X 2 will probably ship with 4000mAh battery because of the change in the overall design.

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Even though Apple had been releasing smartphones every year, the company was widely criticized for the non-improvement of the battery. The release of iPhone X has set new benchmarks in the smartphone segment especially in the world of battery requirements. The upcoming iPhone series will be equipped with a large battery in a small form factor, which is required for an OLED display.

Going forward, we expect the addition of OLED display for all the iPhones that will hit the retail stores after 2018. The OLED display necessitates the need to improve the battery to compensate for the thin design. From our point of view, the Cupertino-based tech giant will integrate Face ID technology in all iPhones starting 2018. Currently, the face recognition functionality is limited to iPhone X.

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