Kuo: iPhone 13 models get smaller notch and bigger battery

This year’s new iPhones get a smaller notch in the screen and the Pro models get a 120Hz OLED screen. That writes Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a report. All four models will receive a larger battery, according to Kuo.

Modifications to the design free up space for larger batteries, Kuo writes in his report, from which MacRumors quotes. According to the knowledgeable analyst, the SIM card slot on the new iPhones is integrated on the motherboard and Face ID components are thinner. It is not yet known what the difference in battery capacity is with the iPhone 12 series.

According to Kuo, the iPhone 13 series consists of the same four models as the current lineup. They all again get the Lightning port and a Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 modem for 5G. All versions would get the sensor-shift mechanism for image stabilization, which is now only in the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The two iPhone 13 Pro models would get a 120Hz screen based on the ltpo technology. These are OLED panels with a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz. Samsung also uses such panels in its Galaxy S21 series. The screens are economical because the refresh rate can drop low when displaying still images.

Previously, Kuo predicted that an iPhone with a portless design would be released this year. He’s coming back to that now. Kuo also states that Apple does not plan to release a successor to the iPhone SE this year. That would happen in the first half of 2022 at the earliest.

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