IPhone 8 and 8 Plus have smaller batteries than last year's models

Joanna Estrada
September 16, 2017

Meanwhile, when it comes to the Apple iPhone 8Plus, the mobile supports a 2,675 mAh battery, the previous rendition (iPhone 7 Plus) had a 2,900 mAh battery.

If accurate, the batteries in the new phones would be smaller than what's found in the current-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at 1,960mAh and 2,900mAh, respectively. Apple highly depends on its hardware-software optimisation to extract the most power from the batteries.

However, Apple explicitly says on its website's product page that the iPhone 8 family should last "about the same" as the 7's.

Sadly, fast charging won't be possible when using a Qi charging mat, even Apple's own AirPower mat, but that's more for overnight charging or when you are in a auto with a Qi charging pad.

To recall, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus come with a faster A11 Bionic chip with a full glass body and support wireless charging while incorporating augmented reality support in the camera module.

Apple typically doesn't specify the size of the batteries in its phones but notes on its website that the iPhone 8's battery lasts "about the same" as the iPhone 7 (the same is also said about the Plus model versus last year's flagship). The A11 chipset has two high performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. Apple has already announced its own wireless charging pad called the AirPower, but that won't be out until next year.

In addition to revealing the battery capacities on the new iPhones, the TENAA listing also revealed that the iPhone 8 comes with 2GB of RAM, while the 8 Plus features 3GB.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available to pre-order on September 15, while both devices are expected to be released on September 22.

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