According to several sources, the iPhone 12 will have a significantly smaller battery than the previous model and this could create problems with battery life
The new iPhone 12 will not only have no charger in the box, but it will also have a significantly smaller battery than the current iPhone 11.
The rumor was published by My Smart Price, which found on the sites of three different certification bodies (UL Demko, Safety Korea and 3C), initials and specifications of what looks like the batteries of the upcoming iPhone 2020. The batteries are three, as are the three screen sizes of the future four iPhone 12: 5.4 inches (iPhone 12 "smooth"), 6.1 inches (iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro) and 6.7 inches (iPhone 12 Pro Max). If these batteries are really the ones Apple will mount on its upcoming smartphones, then it will mean that the iPhone 12's battery will be on average 10% smaller than the iPhone 11's.
iPhone 12: the three batteries
According to My Smart Price, the 5.4-inch iPhone will feature the A2471 battery, with a capacity of 2,227 mAh. The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max and 12 Pro, on the other hand, will have the 2,775 mAh A2431 battery. Finally, the top of the line, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, will have the 3,687 mAh A2466 battery. To compare with the current iPhone 11 range: iPhone 11 Pro has a 3,046 mAh battery, iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 3,969 mAh battery. You can see on the fly, then, that on the new smartphones the battery will have a lower capacity of about 10%.
Why the iPhone 12 will have a small battery
Among the hypotheses of this battery reduction, in addition to the one that leads back to the reduction of the final price of the device, there is also the question of space: on the new iPhone 12 there will be the 5G modem, which requires a new antenna, which steals space from other components. But precisely the 5G will also consume more battery, so the risk of buying an iPhone 12, use it a lot in 5G and not get to evening on a battery charge is definitely serious.
All this, among other things, contrasts sharply with what is doing one of Apple's main competitors, namely Samsung. The Korean manufacturer is in fact raising (and a lot) the battery capacity on the whole range, even on low cost. The latest rumors even speak of a 7,000 mAh battery on the next generation of Galaxy S and Galaxy Note. Why does Samsung make it and Apple doesn't? Simple: because Samsung produces its own batteries, through its sister company Samsung SDI.