The iPhone 8 will be similar in size to the 7 but have the battery capacity of the 7 Plus

The iPhone 8 will be similar in size to the 7 but have the battery capacity of the 7 Plus
Despite being months away from the announcement and launch of the iPhone 8, it seems like new rumors and speculation surrounding the phone are coming in with each day that passes. One of the latest reports suggest that Apple will include an iris scanner on the phone for an added layer of security, and thanks to industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, we have yet another tidbit of info to discuss about the iPhone 8 - battery life.

As the story typically goes with smartphones, a larger-sized device results in being able to cram a greater capacity battery - thus resulting in being able to use your phone for a longer period of time before having to charge up. However, according to Kuo, the iPhone 8's physical dimensions will be similar in size to that of the iPhone 7 while offering a battery capacity that's akin to the larger iPhone 7 Plus. The rumored capacity of the iPhone 8's batter is said to be 2,700 mAh, putting it in spitting distance of the 2,900 mAh unit that's found in the 7 Plus. 


Just how is Apple going to achieve this though? The answer has to do with the display and logic board. First of all, we're expecting the iPhone 8/X to have a screen size of around 5.1 or 5.2-inches, and while this is larger than the 4.7-inch screen that currently exists on the iPhone 7, the edge-to-edge/bezel-less nature of the screen will allow Apple to fit a lager display on the phone while retaining a similar form factor to the 7. Additionally, Kuo is also reporting that Apple will supposedly use a new stacked-logic board that's currently being referred to as a substrate-lite PCB mainboard. Essentially, Apple will be decreasing the size of various internal components in order achieve that lager battery capacity.


On top of all this, let's not forget about the type of display panel we're expecting to see on the iPhone 8 - OLED. Since OLED panels only use backlighting for pixels that are being used (areas on the screen that are not black), they typically require less power than a traditional LCD one. As a result of this power-sipping technology, Kuo says that battery life on the iPhone 8 - with similar dimensions to that of the iPhone 7 and its 4.7-inch screen - will be able to achieve better battery life with its 2,700 mAh battery than the iPhone 7 Plus and its 2,900 mAh unit.

It's important to reiterate that you should take all of these reports with a grain of salt as they've yet to be confirmed by Apple, but Kuo has proven in the past to be quite accurate with his speculations. If this latest report turns out to be true, we could be looking at one of the most exciting features of the iPhone 8. Longer battery life may not be as exciting to talk about as a bezel-less screen or a phone that's able to charge itself entirely wirelessly, but it's one of the key aspects to any smartphone. Count us interested and intrigued.

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76 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2316; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'll believe when I see it.

3. thetcmbway

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

I'll believe it now.

5. westicktogether

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Same here. Not to accuse libra89, but often times, with any positive rumors for Apple on phonearena, people here are quick to not believe them. Positive Apple Rumor: "I'll believe it when I see it" Positive Samsung Rumor: "This Samsung will be Phone Of The Year!!" Gets tiring, and I own a Samsung phone.

14. willard12 unregistered

If that's your assessment on the variety of comments on this site then you may have an issue with selective vision. From here on, just read Mxyplytc's comments and I think you'll be cured. But, seeing how your account was created on the same day and has just about the same number of comments as the account you're replying to, I'll take the validity of your comment with the same grain of salt that I take most rumors.

16. westicktogether

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

You named 1 apple troll Samsung trolls: 1. TechieXP 2. TrojanHorse 3. Hallyu 4. Sissy246 5. Tyrion 6. Tedkord

22. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Those last three don't deserve to be up there. They may like and use Samsung products, but they aren't obsessed with them like the first three. Tyrion criticizes them OFTEN, Tedkord seems to only really enjoy the Note line, and Sissy expressed that Samsung phones just fit her needs better. Those are valid opinions that should be recognized. However, the first three are bats**t. Trojan isn't all that much anymore (I'd probably take him off that) but that Hallyu gut is a flaming racist Sammy shill the likes of which I've never encountered. Even the dudes over at SamMobile hate him. And Techie.....Don't even get me started on that dude. I could list the number of comments where he wished death upon someone for not liking Samsung. Sad sight, pathetic really.....

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Ive never wished death on someone for not liking Samsung. But i do wish it on a lyong SOB like you. I like all tech period. I coukd care less whose name ia om it. U loke you i domt make false claims. Cant even stand om your. As far as his calimed list of trolls. Apple trolls are as follows Kiko007 MXY Bucky Cnour Ctdog And all the extra accounts they like their own posts with. Whats sad is, in any case tou simply lose every argument, which is why tpu rwaort to tour usual pitfall spell/grammar checks. Ive slammed you so many times. You dont have have to say anything about me. But i dont need cheerleaders. Ive made you look like the class fool ypu already wprk so hard to do everyday on your own.

52. AlikMalix unregistered

You forgot me, techie. If you're going to make an iPhone fan list - count me in.

69. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I don't think you are a troll despite you being an Apple fan. Those guys mentioned make up outlandish claims sometimes. At least you criticize Apple in some cases.

70. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I'd like you to point out these "outrageous" claims I've made. Otherwise that's slander, and you'll be hearing from my lawyers! (Joking.....not really)

61. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Your rage is so satisfying, sometimes I simply post to piss you off. My goal is to get you to quit the Internet someday, so, congratulations? You're the special snowflake I'm gonna demolish for a while!

68. mikehunta727 unregistered

You make false claims every single day, your a believer in alternative realities/alternative facts, stop trolling now man

71. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Was that post from Techie written in some sort of secret code? Perhaps the spellchecker on his Samsung isn't very good, he should try an iPhone... ;)

32. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sure!

49. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Calling tyrion a troll lol

19. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I don't know Will. Next is one person with several accounts (allegedly) but even he can't surpass some of the nonsense I've seen here. That Hayuu (for the life of me I can't spell his name) guy is pretty far up there on the "Pyscho Sammy" scale. He who shall not be named was having an identity crisis when the Note fiasco started. And for the first time in my life, I got called the N-word because I don't want Samsung's products, and I don't even tell people what they should or shouldn't buy (not even black..... weird). I guess what I'm trying to say is yes, both parties have spazzes within the normal herd, but the Sammy spazzes here are borderline cringe worthy at times. Literally the moment an author mentioned Samsung with whatever plus model name, the comments section had a bout with Autistic behavior I've yet to see elsewhere. And while I agree that the line was false (by several generations infact) that kind of reaction was, no offence, ridiculous. Why the hell does it matter who used the word "Plus" first? Is that all it takes to make the majority of you go full retard? Tl;dr- I beat the bush too much. Apple has its spazzes. Sammy has too many spazzes. And getting overly excited over names is stupid!

33. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If you are honest, and looked at the "plus" article you're referencing, you'd admit that the ballyhoo was started by several Apple trolls inferring that Samsung was copying the name.

37. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I understand that, but does it matter in the end? I'd imagine most people couldn't care less about the name because "Galaxy" is a preferred brandishing. I just don't understand the "All or nothing" nature of Android fans in general. The group has to be first at EVERYTHING for some unknown reason, going so far as to represent s**tty implementations as genuine innovations. This isn't one of those cases, but it's still pretty irrational in my opinion. It's just the name...... bo one cares. If Apple came out tomorrow with an "iPhone Note" you think I'd give a s**t about Samsung's use of the branding? Nope.

45. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If you guys could care less, then why you aal bring it up in the first place? Its one of 3 thinhs all you guys try to argue ypu with. None of which hold any water. Most times it just shows you alls lack of gact checking anf knowing what the phuck youre talking about. But ypu got nerve to try to talk about someone else. Such a troglodyte.

60. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They're just responding to the folks (including authors at this site) who are all or nothing, as in anything anyone else does, was copied from Apple. The article in question clearly stated that Samsung was copying Apple branding with the Plus moniker, though that's patently (no pun intended) untrue. Then you have the usual trolls like Mxy who carry the water.

34. willard12 unregistered

Well, you know that I 100% agree with at least 1 person on the list. But, I think that my issues have always been with selectively calling people out for some things. To say things are 1 side and 1 side only is stupid. Also, pretending there is a grand total of 1 x Apple troll on this site is silly. Heck, there are at least 3 x people who have their "Note 8 is an S8 Edge with a stylus" comments ready to go. They're just ready to hit "control V" when the time comes. One obstacle for Samsung/Android trolls is the fact that the writers and editors of this site have picked a side. They've shown their allegiance with each and every "why I switched to ios" article they like publishing every few weeks. And the fact is, they threw out the "copying" line in order to illicit the response they got. So, I'm not sure its "spazzing" when it's a comment in a comment section. Unless the President sets up an account, a comment doesn't lead to policy. Samsung has spazzes. Apple has just as many spazzes, plus writers, plus editors. The number seems smaller because the writers can't put out an article about Apple unless they use the words "magical" or "iconic". Their Samsung articles are about copying the name "plus" or the colors black or rose gold. Apple fans have little to spazz about. Look at the comments on this article. Can you honestly say there isn't at least 1 other commenter that likes to troll Samsung articles? As for cringe worthy, I can point you to a few "android users can't afford Apple products" comments....largely written by people with subsidized iphones.

39. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I agree with the majority of that. However, I can't accept the "Android users get crap coverage by the media" narrative. There so many things wrong with that line of thought, it would take me several posts to cover them all. And because I'm sure you don't want me rambling on, I'll just say that the perceived slight received within the Android space is unsubstantiated, and in most cases, ludicrous.

57. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

I don't think half the people read the article, they go straight to the comments section because phonearena articles are all named with Click Bait in mind. When they write a positive Apple headline the journalist knows they are feeding Apple to the Android wolves and they are sitting back laughing whilst a bunch of 40 year old keyboard warriors argue over who's phone is better. *Mic Drop

23. arming

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 23, 2016

if u r not new to apple rumor u should know that every years irumor are extremely exaggerate than any other phone but the products they deliver are always too far from what rumor described , its like that since iphone3 .irumors like wireless charging and iris scanner for years , so u can't blame it on somone who refuse to believe .

24. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I'm not even gonna try to decipher this......

38. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Apple rumors have a funny way of coming true TBH and Samsung rumors usually don't.

40. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

That's because Apple rumors are very mediocre and lack-luster... We already know they're not going to add much as far as innovation and design. The only thing new are the chipset and smallish battery upgrade. The 8/X is the only iPhone in years that has had this much press in innovative features... The only problem is these features they speak of have already been done by Samsung and other OEM's... Behind as usual... Let's let these ifanboys have their shine... for 2015 specs...

59. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Talk like that is just pointless, 2015 specs, please bruh you know that isn't true, and the iPhone 8 rumors aren't lackluster TBH. And having some crazy amazing rumor that doesn't turn out to be true is worse than lackluster....like samsung phones lol.

63. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Really, they don't. There are just so many of them that they usually cover the majority of the phones new features. But most don't come true. Now, actual leaks have increased by a huge amount, to the point that we know the actual design well ahead of time.

41. libra89

Posts: 2316; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Fair points. I can only speak for myself here, but when I say that statement in any article, I try not to be biased. It's just a general statement for me. Similar rumors said that there would be an iPhone 7 in 3 sizes...and we all know what came of that. I have an iPhone, Android and a Windows Phone. I like them all and I switch between them. In fact, I'm sure that I'm not like any of these die-hard loyalists that you might have in mind.

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