The iPhone 2020 and the Galaxy S11 should both benefit from slightly larger batteries. This is in any case what suggests a report from the Korean blog The Elec. According to the website, the two flagships will soon benefit from a new 50% smaller electronics manufactured by the Korean ITM Semiconductor. The new circuits, which are designed to prevent over-charging and over-discharging, are almost 50% smaller than those in previous models. They measure just 26mm wide as opposed to 50mm. This is usually integrated in the battery packaging, which makes the whole slightly thicker.
These components are essential not only to safely charge or discharge the battery but also to extend the life of the cell. For example by avoiding the level of charge being too low or too high. There is very little room inside the casing of a smartphone. So we can expect that this space-saving translates into a slightly larger capacity battery.
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It is worth to mention that a filtered image has recently confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S11 + will feature the largest battery mounted to date in a high-end smartphone from the company. It will have nothing more and nothing less than 5,000 mAh. It’s a battery much larger than that of the Galaxy Note 10+ or that of the current Galaxy S10 +.
According to The Elec, which relies on a source close to the industry. The batteries of the iPhone 2020 will benefit from this component. Another report cited by MacRumors indicates that Samsung would have received the same modules for the batteries of its Galaxy S11. The iPhone 11 Pro Max are already the champions of autonomy. With more than 8 hours and 30 minutes of screen on time in a single charge. But the S10+ in particular, are not very far. We can hope that this new technology is accompanied by an increase – even slight – in the autonomy of the iPhone 12 and the Galaxy S11.