The 2019 smartphone season is on its way at full steam, as numerous incredible Android smartphones have already made their case. But, the Android market might face touch competition from the upcoming iPhones, set to release later this year.
Just like last year, even this year we are likely to see three new iPhones, with two mainstream flagships in different sizes and an affordable alternative. If we go by past trends, these will be christened as the iPhone XI (eleven), iPhone XI Max and the iPhone XIR (eleven R). As per reports by PhoneArena, the iPhone XIR could get a bump in battery capacity.
Out of the 2018 iPhone trio, the XR had the best battery life, owing to its bigger battery size and a comparatively lower resolution display, paired with the Apple A12 Bionic chipset. As per the report, its successor could boast of an even bigger battery, rated at 3,110 mAh. While it’s not much bigger than current Android smartphones, iPhones have been able to squeeze out a longer battery lives with comparatively smaller batteries.
These batteries for the iPhone XR successor will be produced by China’s Amperx, who have already started mass manufacturing of these 3,110 mAh batteries. These will be L-shaped batteries, will make better use of the space inside the phone instead of the regular I-shaped ones. While it is a more practical design choice, these batteries are considerably more difficult to manufacture on a large scale.
Apple iPhone XIR specifications
Even with a 5% increase in battery capacity, the phone’s physical footprint is expected to be similar to the iPhone XR, thanks to the improvement in battery density. This implies that the display will retain its 6.1-inch size, though the display resolution could use an upgrade from the current 1,792 x 828. The major physical change could come with the cameras, as the iPhone XIR could get a dual camera module this year, presumably with a new ultrawide sensor. Other upgrades will include the new Apple A13 processor, possibly more RAM and will run on iOS 13. The new iPhones are slated to launch in September, this year.