More Battery Power by Android L Smart Phones May Give Apple a Run for Its Money- Reports

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By Kalyan Kumar | July 10, 2014 4:00 PM EST

Amid rising expectations about the roll out of Apple iPhone 6, some indications suggest that the new offering will only have a modestly upgraded battery than the iPhone 5s.  This has been stated in a technology blog by Jason O Grady published in zdnet.

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A woman holds her new Apple iPhone 5S after buying it at an Apple Store in Tokyo

Many reports have claimed that the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 will ship with a battery between 1,800 and 1,900 (milliAmp hours) mAh. The iPhone 6 of 5.5-inch will carry a 2,500 mAh battery. Obviously it is larger than the 1,560 mAh battery of iPhone 5s, but sceptics say that these modest power capacity upgrades can make Apple a laggard in front of other competitors. But many see a reason in that. It may be that Apple is keeping the battery small for making the device very ultra-slim in terms of design. There were unconfirmed reports that iPhone 6 will be considerably thinner at 6 mm--7 mm than the current iPhone 5s of 7.6mm thickness.

Smart Phone for Travel

Certainly traveling professionals will not enjoy design at the cost of battery power. For them just a marginal hike in the battery capacity of new iPhones will not excite. This may help Android smartphones of similar range to pick up their market share.

When the battery department of Apple is not impressing the blogger argues that Samsung may capitalise on the Galaxy S5's 2800-mAh battery compared to iPhone 5s' 1560 mAh battery.

Wall Huggers Video

It may be recalled that Samsung had put out a video calling iPhone users 'wall huggers' highlighting the battery power issue. Analysts confide that iOS 8's battery features have to match with Android L's Project Volta which is making new strides in better battery management. 

In this context the following comment of Mark Spoonauer, a writer at LAPTOP magazine makes sense. Certainly the zippy quad-core processors and big screens of smartphones are more power hungry. The specs and apps are all fine. But hunting for an outlet at lunchtime to charge a device is not a pleasant task. 

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A woman holds her new Apple iPhone 5S after buying it at an Apple Store in Tokyo
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