The OLED iPhone 8 is shaping up to be a pretty impressive device going by all the rumors flying around about the handset. A new report now sheds some light on its longer battery life and predicts that the powerhouse will drive sales of the phone.
As per Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, the high-end iPhone 8 is going to boast of major step-ups like 3D sensors, wireless charging support, advanced AI software, extended battery life, an AMOLED screen, and a curved design. The smartphone may be released alongside other models which might feature more modest updates.
Huberty thinks that a large base of customers who own at least a 2-year-old iPhone will want to upgrade to the iPhone 8 at an accelerated rate. She talks about there being a pent-up demand for a completely revamped iPhone 8, asserting that this supercycle will aid in driving sales growth next to the more tepid 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch regulars.
Huberty’s research note specifically outlined Chinese customers as being especially sensitive to fresh technology and form factor changes. Apple’s fortunes have been on the decline in the country for a while now, so the iPhone 8 could boost its numbers there.
Noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently came out with his own predictions for the iPhone 8’s battery. According to him, the handset is going to have a much bigger 2700mAh unit. The powerhouse is apparently going to be L-shaped to fit into the new stacked logic board design.
This is significant since the style will allow the iPhone 8 to fit a larger 2700mAh battery into a 4.7-inch form factor. In comparison, the 4.7-inch iPhone 7s and 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus are expected to pack 1960mAh and 2900mAh powerhouses.