A new iPhone 6 specs leak shows off a lot of the iPhone 6 with a 5.5-inch screen including a larger iPhone 6 battery, NFC details and a variety of component photos that lend credibility to the rumors of two iPhone 6 models going on sale this fall.
The most exciting part of this iPhone 6 specs leak is the relatively huge iPhone 6 battery that is allegedly headed to the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. The report claims Apple will add a letter to the end of the iPhone 6 name, similar to the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. If true, the iPhone 6 release next month could bring an iPhone 6 and a larger iPhone 6L with a 5.5-inch screen and a massive battery to match.
Multiple reports already outline the launch of two iPhone 6 screen sizes, but with fewer physical leaks there remained questions about the truth of iPhone 6 rumors that alleged a larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 destined for store shelves this fall.
This latest leak highlights possible iPhone 6 specs for both models, but with a focus on filling in key details about the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model. Until this point most leaks of physical parts focused on the iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch screen, aside from a few comparison photos showing longer cables for a larger iPhone.
Apple Daily reports that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 battery is massive, almost as large as the Galaxy Note 3 and LG G3. The publication shares six photos of what they are calling the iPhone 6L. This is a possible name for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, but we’ve also heard iPhone 6 Air mentioned.
Through a series of photos we see what could be the screen for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, a logic board with a spot for a new Apple A8 chip that is covered up from view. All of these alleged iPhone 6 photos add to the evidence of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, but the most interesting photo is of what could be the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 battery.
A massive 2,915 mAh battery with Apple style connectors, shown above, gives hope that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is equipped to deliver better iPhone battery life even with a huge screen. A larger iPhone 6 screen and body leaves more room for a big iPhone 6 battery. This is the second iPhone 6 battery leak. The first shows a 1,810 mAh iPhone 6 battery for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Both of these batteries are larger than the iPhone 5s 1,560 mAh battery, which is the source of many complaints of bad iPhone battery life that Samsung is already mocking.
Although the battery in the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 may not be significantly larger than the iPhone 5s, it looks like the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 battery is ready to go head to head with the top Android phones, including those that deliver similar size displays. Here’s a look at how this important iPhone 6 spec could compare.
- 4.7-inch iPhone 6 – 1,810 mAh
- 5.5-inch iPhone 6 – 2,915 mAh
- Samsung Galaxy S5 – 2,800 mAh
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – 3,200 mAh
- LG G3 – 3,000 mAh
- HTC One M8 – 2,600 mAh
Although it is not expected to be removable like the Galaxy Note 3, LG G3 and upcoming Galaxy Note 4 batteries, this is a good sign that even with a larger display the iPhone 6 battery life will be good.
The report also outlines the presence of a NFC chip for the iPhone 6. The Samsung made PN65 chip could add Near Field Communication (NFC) to the iPhone 6 that opens up the opportunity for mobile payments.
This is not the only important iPhone 6 specs leak to arrive as we near the iPhone 6 release. GeekBar details the amount of RAM that the iPhone 6 may include, and it matches with analyst reports claiming the new iPhone will only include 1GB of RAM.
While this is less than flagship Android phones, we’ve heard that Apple could use a new type of RAM that delivers faster performance. Matt Margolis detailed this possibility in April, claiming Apple will work with a partner to include “lightning quick” DDR4 RAM in the new iPhone. This may deliver better performance and help deliver better battery life as well.
Apple is holding an iPhone 6 event on September 9th according to multiple reports, which is where the company will likely announce two iPhone 6 models, days after the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 event delivers a new 5.7-inch competitor. We could see the iPhone 6 release date arrive by September 19th, although at this point it is not clear if the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will arrive at the same time.