LG may be producing more than just the OLED displays for this years iPhones. According to Korean news outlet The Investor, the South-Korean electronics company will be producing a new generation L-shaped battery for the 2018 iPhones.
The report states that LG Chem, the battery-making unit of LG Group, will be producing a brand new single-cell L-shaped battery that will have increased capacity over the iPhone X’s current two cell L-shaped battery. The current iPhone X sports a 2,716 mAh battery, slightly larger than the iPhone 8 Plus’ 2,675 mAh single-cell rectangular battery.
The increased capacity plus a more efficient A-series system on a chip could mean that the next generation 5.8-inch OLED iPhone could have a battery life closer to the iPhone 8 Plus’ battery, which is praised for lasting a really long time. And that’s not counting the battery saving benefits of an OLED display over an LCD display.
While we’re less than 3 months in to the life span of the iPhone X, many are already clamoring for a larger ‘iPhone X Plus’ which could feature a screen as large as 6.5-inches. This would make the display size larger than Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, which is already a large phablet-sized phone.