iPhone X Comes With 2,716mAh Battery and 3GB of RAM

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Previously unconfirmed details about the internal specifications of Apple's iPhone X appear to have been revealed on China's official communications certification board, including the device's system memory, CPU clock speed, and battery capacity.


    First spotted this morning by mobile leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer, the filing with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA) lists the iPhone X as having a 2,716mAh battery. For reference, the iPhone 8 is believed to have a 1,821mAh capacity battery.

    The step up in battery capacity is probably a direct result of the iPhone X's OLED screen, a display technology that despite usually requiring less energy than an equivalent LCD panel, probably draws more overall power because of its 5.8-inch size (iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, respectively).

    The TENAA listing also gives the A11 Bionic chip a 2.4GHz clock speed and says the handset is backed by 3GB of RAM, two details that are believed to conform with the iPhone 8 Plus.

    iPhone X pre-orders officially begin on October 27 and in-store availability is expected on November 3, although rumors suggest the device will be in short supply until early 2018.

    Article Link: iPhone X Comes With 2,716mAh Battery and 3GB of RAM
  2. BrodieApple macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2015
  3. imran5720 macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2013
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Anyone that doesn't pre-order, will certainly be waiting, that's for sure.
  5. tito2020 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2011
    Just wait for all the excitment to pass im sure they will plenty to buy at 1,200 bucks.
  6. JaySoul macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Samsung S8 has 3000mAh battery with a 5.8" screen, and iOS is usually far better optimised (especially on standby).

    So this 2715mAh battery should give the iPhone X a good amount of Apple Juice, I'd expect great battery life.
  7. Mornnb macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2017
    How do you get a larger battery than the iPhone 8 Plus in a smaller phone?
    It must be because the OLED display is thinner. Allowing a thicker battery.
  8. simonmet macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    The silver one looks better out of the two colours revealed.
  9. Closingracer macrumors 68020

    Jul 13, 2010
    OLED screen don't require a backlight since they emit their own. That's one less layer to deal with for screens.
  10. djcerla macrumors 65832


    Apr 23, 2015
    don't know about "$1200", but at $999 they will be hard to find for sure.
  11. ignaciobarrena macrumors regular


    Dec 25, 2016
    Sounds pretty good, but we don’t know how batrery hunger is the TrueDepth camera systeam and Face ID.
  12. ike1707 macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2009
    $200 AppleCare
  13. Apple souce macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2012
    Say it fast 3 times
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It uses an L-Shaped battery over a block design battery that conforms to the reduced internals. This was executed for capacity beyond what phones of its size are capable of storing internally.

  15. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816


    May 7, 2011
    perhaps but even without a backlight they still need to include the 3D touch layer. i suspect this is more of the result of the L-shaped battery tech that was mentioned previously
  16. JulianL macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2010
    London, UK
    I'm impressed they got such a big battery into what is an only slightly larger case than the iPhone 8. Obviously that extra bit of internal depth due to thinner screen and more compact electronics allowing the L-shaped battery had delivered dividends.

    Having said that though, I am concerned that a 49% increase in battery capacity (2,715mAh vs 1,821mAh rumoured for iPhone 8) is delivering no increase whatsoever in internet use, Apple's comparison page (https://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/compare/) specifies 12 hours of Internet use for both Iphone 8 & iPhone X. It's the same deal with video playback with both specified at 13 hours. Talk time and Audio playback do however deliver (based on Apple's specs) exactly what I would expect. Both talk time and audio playback for iPhone X are claimed to be 50% more than iPhone 8.

    The common factor here is that for those last two activities the screen tends to be off so I suppose this new 5.8" OLED screen really is quite power hungry. Time to start seeing more black/dark mode apps and dark iOS mode I think, or hope that there will be some good power optimisations in the next iteration of the OLED screen next year. It's a bit disheartening to see a huge leap in battery capacity ending up in simply standing still as far as some of the use cases are concerned.
  17. Susurs macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2010
  18. nerdAFK macrumors regular


    Apr 24, 2014
    So Apple.
    Mean on RAM as always.

    Don’t tell me more RAM is no use.
    For one, it’s more future-proof.

    3GB for iPhone 8 and 4GB for 8 Plus and iPhone X would be much more user friendly.

    So fed up with the pricing and meager RAM of Tim Cook.
  19. Jax44 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2010
    Carmel, California
    How do you know how much RAM Tim Cook has?
  20. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    Still curious why we have iPhone 8 and 10 this year. What will next year’s models be? Will they skip 9 and go straight to 11?
  21. iosuser, Sep 26, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2017

    iosuser macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2012
    Because 7 *ate* 9, just like the missing Windows 9? Sorry couldn't resist :D

    BTW, OLED is only more power efficient than a backlit LCD if the onscreen content is mostly dark. If the screen is displaying mostly white color, like on Google, you literally have millions of little light bulbs lit, instead of a single (though much larger) LED.
  22. DanSteel macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2017
    I guessing that the IR projection system is a power hog? I thought OLED was power efficient compared to LEDs. Either that or, the phone can last a day and a half between charges, which doesn’t sound like Apple.
    Also, I suppose they could have the A11... turned up to 11.
  23. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    In these small devices, I would be willing to wager the CPU is the bottleneck more than the amount of RAM, once the device is a few years old. Alas, we can only assume though.

    To be fair, I don't really care about specs of phones or tablets much any more. I use the device to see if it fits the bill.
  24. Wondercow macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    Yup, Steve Jobs produced iPhones with more RAM than any user would ever need--and he priced them so that even the poorest families could have seven phones..... ah, those were the good old days before Cook. I still remember when the first iPhone came out--I got mine at the Everything for a Dollar store :rolleyes:

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