iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Battery Size Revealed via Certification Site

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iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Battery Size Revealed via Certification Site
Highlights
  • Apple never officially reveals iPhone battery capacity
  • Usually, teardowns reveal the missing information
  • For now, certification site listings are a decent indicator

Each Apple iPhone launch brings along its own set of uncertainties – and no, we aren't talking about the decision to upgrade. The Cupertino-based company never reveals certain specifications – like battery capacity and the amount of RAM – and instead, we have to wait till the first teardowns to learn these details.

(Also see: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Price in India and Release Date Announced by Apple)

 

Last week, ahead of the first teardowns, we learnt how much memory the iPhone 7 Plus sports thanks to benchmark and certification site listings. Now, Chinese telecommunications certification site Tenaa is once again the source of new information – this time the battery capacity of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

According to the Tenaa listings of Apple's new smartphones, as noted by Mobipicker, the iPhone 7 sports a 1960mAh battery – a bump up from the 1715mAh battery on the iPhone 6s. Meanwhile, the iPhone 7 Plus sports a 2900mAh battery – a similar sized bump up from the 2750mAh battery on the iPhone 6s Plus.

Of course, while certification site listings are usually credible, waiting for the first teardowns to make their way to the Web is recommended.

Like every year, and as expected, Apple is touting the increased battery life on its latest smartphone offerings. As you'd expect with the latest iterations, Apple also says the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have the best battery life of any iPhone till date. The company credited the increase in battery life to the Apple A10 Fusion SoC on board, which features two high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores. The company said that alongside the 14 percent larger battery on the iPhone 7, this leads to a battery life that's 2 hours longer compared to the iPhone 6s.

 

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great performance
  • Dual camera
  • Excellent battery life
  • Improved cameras
  • iOS 10, timely updates
  • Bad
  • Low light camera performance not best in class
  • Expensive
  • Ungainly
Display 5.50-inch
Processor Apple A10 Fusion
Front Camera 7-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 2900mAh
OS iOS 10
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
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Abhinav Lal Abhinav Lal is News Editor at Gadgets 360 and has been tracking all things tech for over a decade now. He has written extensively on a range of topics including apps, gaming, mobiles, PCs, and Web services in his tech journalism career. Apart from editing news, he also works on reviews and features, while taking care of the product side of things at Gadgets 360. Write to him at abhinavl@ndtv.com or get in touch on Twitter. You will most likely find Abhinav editing stuff for Gadgets 360, ...More
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