Possible iPhone 5S prototype pictured with larger battery, dual LED flash

Possible iPhone 5S prototype pictured with larger battery, dual LED flash
Another day, another leak related to the rumored iPhone 5S. This time we have a relatively clear photo showing what kind of hardware the smartphone has tucked under the hood, along with one of the handset's back side. 

Now, we have no way of confirming the legitimacy of these two images, but we might be looking at the real deal. The arrangement of the elements and connectors on the circuit board resembles closely what we saw in a previous leak, while the opening for the LED light has an oval shape, as it did in these iPhone diagrams that leaked days ago.

The oval shape is to accommodate a dual LED flash, rumors about which we've been hearing since last year. Some say that one of these LEDs will have a blueish tint, but we can't tell whether that's the case from this image. Other than that, the back side of this iPhone 5S appears to have not been changed. 

On the inside we have a battery that's rated at 5.95 watt-hours. In comparison, the one in the iPhone 5 has a capacity of 5.45 watt-hours, so hopefully, the iPhone 5S will have better battery life than the current model. The SoC housing the smartphone's processor hasn't been marked so we aren't sure whether that's an A7 chip or something else. As MacRumors notes, the silicon has been manufactured in October of 2012 and it might be Apple's A6 SoC placed there for testing purposes.

The rumored iPhone 5S is expected to arrive later in 2013 alongside a cheaper iPhone model. Both are likely to come with the same 4-inch screen and iOS 7 pre-installed. The low-cost iPhone, however, will probably be thicker and plastic-made, while the pricier iPhone 5S will most likely stick with the current model's aluminum design.

source: MacRumors

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iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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34 Comments

1. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Well, I am vastly underwhelmed.....

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1597; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

All over again :p

22. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Because of GS4's design?

25. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Seriously? At least the SGS4 got a boost in screen size, screen resolution, slimmer design yet bigger battery, and smaller bezels.

29. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yes I am serious

31. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Still a Galaxy S3s, nothing really impressive, only what we expected. And Where's the thumb down button?

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

WOOOW DUAL LED FLASH!

9. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

innovation, inovation everywhere ! :P

32. AnTuTu

Posts: 1597; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

A totally different SIM tray :p

15. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Existed on Chinese origin phones since iPhone 3 days :D

30. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Welcome to 2009 Apple !!!

4. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I think it's fake. Look below the lens and you'll notice a shadow. (Zoom in of course)

5. wendygarett unregistered

I hope not, my friends happy with his new MacBook air and can operate whole day long, surfing the safari 6hr consercutive... I wish this babe battery life can be as awesome as mac :)

11. gaurang

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

don't give the credit to the mac..its because of the new haswell micro architecture...what a fool

13. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

yes fake but next iphone will be look like iphone 5

6. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

weak sauce

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this is not the 5s,still iphone something.

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

10% innovation in battery,

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

5% innovation no SD card.

10. taikucing unregistered

5.92 Wh --> 1550 mAh * 3.8 V

12. YourNightmare

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

This is Amazing.. this is what all we waited for Yeezus!! now I can have a stylish new pretty OS, a bigger screen from 4" to 4,00001" and dual led flash!!.. YEEEESSSS!!!! Take my 1000€ for the 128GB version!

14. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Dual Led flash and Xenon Flash mostly see only in Nokia. Iphone 5S comes with Dual Led Flash and I heard that Samsung always just put Xenon flash into its device and the rumor said that the next sony flash will also pack a Xenon flash. very interesting!!!!!

16. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Putting a dual LED flash makes iPhone revolutionary?

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Not so fast it's not revolutionary.

27. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Well, I'm sure Apple will say they placed it at such an angle that blah blah blah aperture, blah blah blah shutter, blah blah blah never been done before, blah new way, blah blah INNOVATION!

17. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Surely it will also have a CPU and Gpu upgrade, great! A7X = E5410 A15 Dualcore clocked at 1.5Ghz Gpu PvrSgx 554 Dual 50% upgrade 720P 400+Ppi 1800 Mah battery Yes hope it does? il'e sell the iP5 and get this, if not I'm happy with this!

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This is soo sad. As we knew it. It looks the same nothing too get excited over.

21. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

5% innovation in Battery 10% innovation in Flash 50% innovation in their price. Here you have "the all-new iPhone 6! "

23. affandi

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

So Apples flagship phone will have a 4 inch 640p display from now and in to late 2014, talk about being a leader of the industri!

24. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Apple should just make a new phone for its redesigned OS.

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