Report: 2018 OLED Apple iPhone models to feature single-cell "L" shaped battery

KGI Securities compares the specs of the 2017 iPhone units with the models rumored for 2018

KGI Securities compares the specs of the 2017 iPhone units with the models rumored for 2018


Just the other day, we passed along a report from Japan's Nomura Securities about what we can expect to see from the 2018 iPhone models. The brokerage house says that Apple will release three variants, one with an LCD panel. The latter unit will have an edge-to-edge display and will be similar to the Apple iPhone X except for a single-camera in back, and the use of LCD. The remaining two 2018 iPhone versions include an iPhone X sequel with a 5.8-inch OLED display, and a 6.5-inch iPhone X-type phablet.

According to a new report published today by KGI Securities' top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the two OLED models will both be powered by a single cell battery shaped like the letter "L." The Apple iPhone X employs two separate batteries that are placed together, also forming an "L" shape. This is done to make better use of the space inside the phone. KGI's report named Korean battery producer LGC as the company that Apple is working with. Apple was reportedly hoping to employ a single-cell "L" shaped battery this year, but the technology was not ready to be used in 2017.

While the two batteries inside the iPhone X add up to 2716 mAh, next year's iPhone X sequel could be equipped with a 2900-3000 mAh cell according to the report that KGI sent to clients. The rumored 6.5-inch model will be powered by a 3300-3400 mAh battery. The LCD model (which is said to carry a 6.1-inch display) will use a single rectangular battery rated at 2850-2950 mAh. That will allow Apple to keep down costs on this particular model. Apple will also use a metal case with this unit, allowing the company to sell it in a lower $650-$900 price range. That will make the LCD version of the phone the least expensive of the three iPhones expected for 2018.

The two batteries inside the Apple iPhone X are placed together to form the letter L

The two batteries inside the Apple iPhone X are placed together to form the letter L


source: MacRumors

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20 Comments

1. Panzer

Posts: 279; Member since: May 13, 2016

Well they won't need that many. Apple is already slashing component orders on the X and the Best Buy promo me thinks the supercycle is over. https://www.gsmarena.com/newscomm-28645.php

2. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You'd be thinking wrong. Every year Apple does the exact same thing, even during the iPhone 6 supercycle.

8. daniyal_05

Posts: 93; Member since: Nov 15, 2017

Many people are not buying apple or iphone X anymore.

9. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Got any factual evidence to support that?

14. Phullofphil

Posts: 1748; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Really where did you come up with that. They are selling millions. They would have sold More if they could have got the iPhone X to market faster. Not selling as much as they thought(if that is true) does not mean they are not selling well. The launch period of a phone is usually the highest demand for any phone. After that the demand will slowly go down. I think that if they would have had a pluss model they would have had a more super cycle type year.

24. Jrod99

Posts: 700; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

I’m just holding out for the plus variant. Fixing to try my AirPods. Got them half price with a gift card. Like watching media on lunch breaks and these should serve that purpose good. Not really a audiophile so should sound fine for me.

5. Nopers unregistered

You think that maybe it's because they get a massive influx of pre orders but when people start getting their phones the orders start declining especially after Christmas.

16. Phullofphil

Posts: 1748; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Yes. The launch of an iPhone and for the first few months there is going to be the most amount needed.

3. Not_Amused321

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

I might be getting a 2018 iphone... Don't like the ones that just came out.

4. raerae

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

L means Lame. All of their products are Lame & Xpensive.

6. Nopers unregistered

So everyone sucks Samsungs dick for theoretically making a new battery technology that may not actually work but when Apple designs a new battery shape to make better use of the internal space they're lame. You know the process of making an L shaped battery isn't easy right? AFAIK it's never been done before.

7. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1504; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Who said L shaped battery is designed by Apple? LG did it. & they are going to provide them those L shaped batteries. (If I ain't wrong.)

10. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

yes LG is doing them. there is LG symbol on it

12. aegislash

Posts: 1446; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Yes LG may have made the batteries, but that doesn't mean they weren't designed by Apple.

18. Phullofphil

Posts: 1748; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

They design the entire phone and all it’s parts from either what’s available n the market or what they can alter from what’s in the market or by what they can design themselves just like every other company.

19. Phullofphil

Posts: 1748; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Really I did not know that. Amazing piece of information. I wish I knew that before I bought my iPhone X(pensive). I thought I liked it but now I know it’s lame. Phew. The way you used a X at the beginning of expensive was a true stroke of heinous. Thanks dude. What insight. Genius. Pure genius. Wow wow Response to number 4

20. Phullofphil

Posts: 1748; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Wow..... I needed another wow in there

21. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1504; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Don't reply him just enjoy your best piece of tech. Btw how's ur Xperience? Does that notch annoys you while playing games or viewing videos?

23. wilsonjak

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

I Phone, every making same shape just upgrade, They should change case with flat Edge with Nicle Trim and Curve Glass and also with the DUAL SIM like Sam Sung is making. Many people are using Dual Sim so in Market sales will go up.

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