Leaked iPhone 11 specs show upgraded RAM and battery

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iPhone 11 and 11 Pro
The internal iPhone 11 and 11 Pro specs are better than their predecessors.
Photo: iPhone 11 and 11 Pro

All iPhone 11 and 11 Pro versions have more RAM than their predecessors, according to an unconfirmed report.

The same is reportedly true for the batteries in these just-announced handsets, which helps explain the dramatically increased battery lives Apple is promising.

More iPhone 11 RAM all around

Apple has kept quiet on some iPhone 11 specs, even after unveiling the handsets. That’s why there’s no official word on how much RAM is in the 2019 models.

But reliable source OnLeaks says the mid-range iPhone 11 has 4GB of RAM, up from 3GB in the XR. And both iPhone 11 Pro handsets supposedly have 6GB of RAM, while last year’s XS series offered 4GB.

Additional RAM should improve the performance of these updated iOS devices. 2018’s iPhone XS Max recently lost a head-to-head performance competition with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ partially because of insufficient RAM.

Bigger batteries mean longer battery life

If OnLeaks is correct, the iPhone 11 and both iPhone 11 Pro models all have larger batteries than the handsets they are replacing.

The iPhone 11 specs include a 3110 mAh battery, up from 2942 mAh in its predecessor. The iPhone 11 Pro will get a 3190 mAh battery versus the 2658 mAh power cell in the XS. And the larger screen in the 11 Pro Max allegedly makes room for a 3500 mAh battery, while last year’s version had a 3174 mAh one.

In addition, the just-announced A13 Bionic processor in all these iOS handsets is more efficient, further improving battery life.

Apple says the mid-range iPhone 11 lasts for up to an hour longer than the XR before needing a recharge, while the company promises the pricier iPhone 11 Pro series can go for up to 5 hours longer than last year’s versions.

In the past, OnLeaks has frequently been able to offer early information on Apple products. They posted a render of the  iPhone 11 in January that turns out to be substantially correct, for example. Still, we won‘t know the iPhone 11 specs for certain until they reach customers’ hands.