Apple finally unveiled its latest smartphones – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus – on Wednesday. One of the most pleasant surprises that the launch brought along was the announcement by the company that the new models carry the best battery life on any iPhone ever. In order to understand how the company accomplished this upgrade, we will have to dive deep into the specifications of these latest smartphones.
Apple’s iPhone 7 models carry the A10 Fusion SoC, which not only provides the smartphones with performance boost compared to previous iPhone models, but according to Apple, also enables more efficient power usage by the device. As for the performance, the A10 is supposedly 40 percent faster than the Apple A9, and twice as fast as the Apple A8.
The Apple A10 Fusion SoC has four CPU cores built right into the chip. Two of these cores are “high-performance” cores and are responsible for all major tasks. The other two cores are being termed by the company as “high-efficiency cores” and are capable of running at just one-fifth the power of the high-performance cores. These cores ensure that the smartphones utilise their batteries in an efficient manner, and are used for low-power apps that run in the background. In order to decide what runs on which set of cores, the company has also implemented its self-designed performance controller into the smartphone.
According to the Cupertino-based tech giant, the battery life on iPhone 7 will last around 2 hours longer than it does on iPhone 6s. In our review of iPhone 6s, the battery life of the phone lasted for 10 hours and 42 minutes in video loop test.
Of course, another reason for the improved battery life on the iPhone 7 is the inclusion of a bigger battery – roughly 14 percent bigger, Apple revealed. The company was able to fit a bigger battery into a similar sized frame thanks to the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, Apple said.
The iPhone and iPhone 7 Plus will launch in India on October 7. The pricing in India for iPhone 7 starts at Rs. 60,000 but there has been no word yet on price of other models for India.