The iPhone 12 could have a custom battery protection module that will be almost 50% smaller and thinner than the protection circuit of its predecessors, according to industrial sources quoted by the Korean website The Elec.
The smaller module could free up space inside the iPhone 12 models, favoring a slight increase in battery capacity. The report states that the smallest module would be provided by Korea’s semiconductor ITM.
A battery protection circuit helps prevent overloads and excessive discharges. The new ITM Semiconductor module combines the protection circuit with a MOSFET and a PCB, eliminating the need for housing.
In a separate report, The Elec claimed that ITM Semiconductor has already supplied the new modules to Samsung for the Galaxy S11.
Apple is expected to release four high-end iPhones in 2020, including a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and a 6.7-inch model. All four devices should have OLED displays, 5G support, a new metal structure similar to iPhone 4, up to 6 GB of RAM, triple-lens rear cameras with 3D detection and more.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max has the largest battery life of any iPhone, with up to five hours longer than the iPhone XS Max.