Tuesday, January 19

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is said to have a smaller battery than its predecessor

The certification of the iPhone 12 Pro Max reveals that the smartphone would carry a 3687 mAh battery, a battery 7% smaller than that of the iPhone 11 Pro Max last year.

L'iPhone 12 Pro

L’iPhone 12 Pro Max // Gamesdone : Apple

Like every year at the time of the announcement of the new iPhones, Apple wants to be laconic to say the least as to the complete characteristics of its new smartphones. This was again the case last week, when the iPhone 12 mini, 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max were presented.

The firm has unveiled the Apple A14 Bionic processor, the photo characteristics or the definition of the different screens, but has once again remained discreet about the onboard RAM memory or the capacity of the batteries integrated into the different models.

A smaller battery than on the iPhone 11 Pro Max

While the first deliveries are expected this Thursday for the iPhone 12 Pro, we now know a little more about the battery used for the large-format model, expected in mid-November. The MacRumors site has indeed discovered the TENAA certification of the iPhone 12 Pro Max, necessary for its marketing in China. A certification showing the battery capacity of the smartphone. According to the document, the phone should carry a 3687 mAh accumulator.

By comparison, last year’s iPhone 11 Pro Max had a 3,969 mAh battery. The new iPhone 12 Pro Max therefore incorporates a battery with a capacity reduced by 7% compared to the previous model. A difference that can be explained by the more compact format of the new model, with dimensions of 7.4 x 78.1 x 160.8 mm against 8.1 x 77.8 x 158 mm for the iPhone 11 Pro Max .

What’s of RAM?

Note also that the battery capacity is not everything when it comes to autonomy and that software optimizations can promote better battery management. Still, with a larger screen and a definition that has been revised upwards, we imagine that the smartphone will not make a significant gain in terms of autonomy.

On the RAM side, we already learned last week that the two iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max would benefit from a gain in terms of memory, with 6 GB. A choice justified by the more advanced performance in photo and video.

The iPhone 12 Pro has been available since Thursday, while the 12 Pro Max will arrive on November 13, after pre-orders that will open on November 6.

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