Could the iPhone 8 have a large battery indeed? LG tipped to supply L-shaped cells for the 'iPhone 9' as well

A new report out of Korea claims that Apple has tasked LG Chem to be an exclusive supplier of “L-shaped” batteries for next year’s iPhone 9, or whatever Apple decides to call it. While it is still early in the game to talk about a 2018 iPhone, the one that is about to be announced this fall is likely already a done deal for Apple in terms of development, and now the eyes are on the next challenge.
While Apple likes to diversify suppliers (currently sourcing batteries from four different makers), the industry source claims that LG Chem has emerged as …

Do you prefer a battery case or a power bank?

Smartphones are amazing — snappy computers right in our pockets, which can deliver connectivity, games, media, or produce a camera on demand. For all their awesome features, users will agree that smartphones still lack in one area — battery life. Truth be told, there’s only so much battery the manufacturers can stuff inside an elegant smartphone’s body, at least with today’s technologies.

So, if you are an avid smartphone user or one that takes trips regularly, you probably have some sort of portable battery at the ready. There are two main choices to go for — a powerbank, which can get …

Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition teardown reveals a new, smaller-sized battery

There is no need to remind you of what happened with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last year, as their flammability, due to faulty batteries, still hits headlines and is subject of anecdotes to this day. Well, last week was kind of a reminder itself, as the Korean tech giant launched the Galaxy Note Fan Edition, effectively re-offering the Note 7 in a slightly revamped, but apparently safer build.

We wrote about what sets the Note FE apart from its problematic predecessor at first sight, taking note of the omitted Samsung logo under the earpiece, the integrated Bixby support and Samsung …

ZTE intros the Blade V7 Plus with bigger battery, but outdated specs

ZTE quietly introduced an updated version of its Blade V7 series unveiled last year at Mobile World Congress. The new device is called Blade V7 Plus, which suggests ZTE made some improvements over the Blade V7 and V7 Lite models.

Unfortunately, ZTE Blade V7 Plus remains a smartphone with outdated specs, even if the Chinese company slightly enhanced some hardware and added new components.

Right off the bat, it’s worth noting that the smartphone ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system on board, the same version of the OS that comes on the other …

LG X Charge brings its large battery to Comcast's Xfinity Mobile

LG today introduced the X Charge, a new smartphone that will be available on Xfinity Mobile – the MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) unveiled earlier this year by cable giant Comcast.

The LG X Charge appears to be a rebranded X Power 2 – a handset released by LG last month in various markets around the world. 

The new phone’s highlight feature is its very generous 4500 mAh battery that should, according to LG, be capable of keeping the lights on for a whole weekend on a single charge.

Running Android 7.0 Nougat, the LG X Charge sports a 5.5-inch 720p …

BLU readying another affordable smartphone with 3,000 mAh battery

It looks like a BLU R1 HD sequel is now in the works and will probably be officially introduced in the coming weeks. Few details about its specs are available at the moment, but at least we have several pictures showing the smartphone from all angles.

BLU R2 has been recently listed at FCC (Federal Communications Commissions), so it will probably not be long until the smartphone gets revealed. The documents filed at FCC confirm the R2 will be powered by a 3,000 mAh battery.

Also, the affordable smartphone will sport a 5-inch display and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The …

Massive battery, slim size — the UMIDIGI Z1 and Z1 Pro are up for pre-sale

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UMIDIGI is gearing up to launch its smartphone duo — the Z1 and Z1 Pro — which it teased us with just last week. The two smartphones are nearly identical, with the Pro being equipped with an AMOLED display, which allows it to have a super-thin 6.95 mm profile, but hold a 4,000 mAh battery. But let’s dive a bit deeper!

So, on the outside, we’ve got …

OnePlus 5 to launch with a 4000mAh battery and three color options? (UPDATE)

Prior to today, we have heard a couple of rumors pertaining to the battery that will power the OnePlus 5. One rumor says that a 4000mAh cell will be inside the handset, while another rumor states that the phone will be energized by a 3300mAh cell. Most likely, we won’t know the capacity of the battery used on the OnePlus 5 until the phone is unveiled officially on June 20th. Meanwhile, an alleged specs sheet for the OnePlus 5 shows that there will be two different variants of the device.

UPDATE: Promotional material disseminated by SlashLeaks would seem to indicate that the battery will …

HTC U11 battery life test score is out: aces benchmarks, but standby is below average

The HTC U11 is a 5.5-inch flagship phone with a stunning design and aspirations to have one of the best cameras ever put in a handset, but what about its battery life?
The 5.5 incher comes with a 3,000 mAh battery, a size smaller than most devices of the same physical caliber, yet it also sports the Snapdragon 835 system chip, a newer and more power efficient chip than most others have.
How does this combination work together in terms of actual battery life?
Turns out that the answer is …

Moto X4 with dual camera and 3,800 mAh battery could be announced on June 30

The Moto X4 is one of the three unannounced smartphones that could be unveiled later this month. We told you yesterday about the price of these handsets, which are known as Moto Z2 Force, Moto G5S Plus, and Moto X4.

Today, we have new information about the Moto X4, which is expected to be a mid-range Android smartphone that will cost around $325. It appears that Motorola will introduce the Moto X4 no later than June 30.

However, the smartphone is probably not going to make it to the market on the same day. Along with the announcement date, we’ve also learned …