iPhone 11 battery, RAM details revealed in regulatory filings

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iPhone 11 is Apple's speediest smartphone yet.
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New regulatory filings have spilled fresh details on the bigger batteries packed into iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. They also reveal exactly how much RAM each model offers.

Here’s what you need to know.

The newest iPhone lineup boasts the best battery life we’ve ever seen from an iPhone. And it’s not just slightly better. There are significant increases across the entire lineup.

iPhone 11 gets an hour more than iPhone XR, which was already impressive. 11 Pro gets up to four hours more than iPhone XS. 11 Pro Max gets up to five hours more than the iPhone XS Max.

Wondering where all that extra juice comes from? It’s actually a combination of things — including bigger batteries.

iPhone 11 packs even bigger batteries

Firstly, the newest iPhone lineup packs more efficient components. Its powerful new A13 Bionic chip saps even less power than the A12. Apple says its display is up to 15% more efficient, too.

These things alone should have allowed for a noticeable increase in battery life. But Apple has taken things one step further by introducing even bigger batteries for all three handsets.

Documents spilled by Chinese regulator TENAA reveals the following battery specifications for the iPhone 11 lineup:

  • iPhone 11 — 3,110 mAh (up from 2,942 mAh)
  • iPhone 11 Pro — 3,046 mAh (up from 2,658 mAh)
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max — 3,969 mAh (up from 3,174 mAh)

Those are pretty significant increases. And it’s quite incredible that Apple has managed to pull them off without increasing the thickness of any of this year’s smartphones.

What about RAM?

The TENAA filings also confirm how much RAM you’ll get in iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. It’s 4GB across the board — no matter which configuration you choose.

That’s an additional 1GB of RAM for iPhone 11 (compared to iPhone XR), but the same amount as iPhone XS and XS Max.

Some reports had suggested that the pricier Pro options might include 6GB of RAM this year. But these filings indicate that Apple still considers 4GB to be enough.

The iPhone 11 lineup makes its official debut on Friday, September 20. We’ll find out more about all three devices when they finally start making their way into wild.