Apple announced three variants of the iPhone on Tuesday, namely iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. While the iPhone X was given the most attention being the 10th anniversary iPhone, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were introduced as upgrades to the iPhones launched in 2016. While most of the features in the new iPhones are better than the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, there could be one important feature which probably did not live upto the expectations. While Apple claimed that the battery capacity of the new iPhones is the same as that of the last year’s devices, a new report has said that there is a difference, and it is bad. A TENAA listing has claimed that the iPhone 8 features a 1,821 mAh battery, and when compared with the iPhone 7, it has a 1,960mAh capacity device. 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.
It should be noted that Apple never discloses the power of the batteries packed inside its iPhones. However, there are some websites like ‘iFixit’ that reveals all the Apple iPhones, but they do it after their release. So, there will be more confirmation on the report, once the iPhones roll out on September 22. Steve H, of OnLeaks, a famous tipster posted the TENAA listing pages on his Twitter page. The information on these pages also includes the fact that the iPhone 8 has 2GB of RAM and iPhone 8 Plus has 3GB RAM. However, since Apple has claimed that the battery performance is the same on the new iPhones, we expect that the company has optimised its software so that the battery life increases even though it has a smaller capacity.
— Steve H. (@OnLeaks) September 14, 2017
This maybe similar to what Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has done. It has a 3,300 mAh battery while the Galaxy S8 Plus has a 3,500 mAh battery. DJ Koh, Samsung’s mobile head, in an interview with The Korea Heral, explained that even though the size is smaller, there is a 10nm Snapdragon 835 chipset, which improves the efficiency of the device by 30 percent. Samsung also did it because of the heavy criticism on its batteries ever since the Galaxy Note 7 debacle.
Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone 8 will be available in India from September 29. The price of the iPhone 8 starts at Rs 64,000 and iPhone 8 Plus begins at Rs 73,000 for the 64GB model. For the 256GB variant of the iPhone 8, you will have to pay Rs 77,000 and for iPhone 8 Plus you will have to shell out Rs 84,000.