Apple’s iPhone 13 has a new design and an accelerated release date. Now a new exclusive has announced, for many, will be its most significant iPhone upgrade.
The new iPhone 13 production revelations, Digitimes declares that Apple’s new smartphone series will be up to 20% more power-efficient than the iPhone 12 models – a huge upgrade. And the site also unveils the primary reason for that power saving: next-generation displays.
Apple partners Samsung Display and LG Display are currently converting their iPhone production lines from LTPS OLED, used in the iPhone 12 range, to LTPO OLED. This “completed in the first half of 2021” explains Digitimes’ source. LTPO OLED displays have been rumored for some time, but this is the first time we have heard about the extent of the power saving they will help to bring.
iPhone 12 models really have worse battery life than their predecessors after Apple provided them with smaller batteries than the iPhone 11 range. Second, LTPO enables a shifting refresh rate of between 1Hz and 120Hz so iPhone users are certainly going to enjoy the high refresh rates that have shown popular on Android phones for the last few years – but without the unnecessary battery drain, it had caused. Apple is supposed to market this high refresh rate as ‘ProMotion’, something it started on iPad Pros many years ago though they are still using LCD panels.
And there are reasons to be happy about the battery life of the iPhone 13 line-up. Alongside LTPO displays, they will have more effective next-gen 5G modems and the company’s A15 chip, which will bring expanded performance and decreased power draw.
It isn’t all about performance though, iPhone 13 leaks have also announced Apple’s plans to decrease the notch, boost WiFi speed and range, overhaul the camera, and offer an improved version of MagSafe.