One of the biggest battery drains of our smartphones would be its display. This is why it has been advised that we don’t crank up the brightness of the display to the maximum. It is also why more companies are adopting OLED tech because unlike LCD, OLED has the potential to be more energy efficient as the individual pixels can be turned off when not in use (like in dark mode).

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However, we imagine that there is still probably a long way to go in improving overall battery life, and Apple might have an idea how. According to a report from Korean publication The Elec, they claim that Apple is apparently considering adopting the use of the low-power LTPO display technology into future iPhones.

This is the display tech used in the Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5, and it is also one of the reasons why the Series 5 is boasting the same battery life as the Series 4 despite it having an always-on display. Apple’s description of the tech reads, “The low temperature poly-silicon and oxide display features a reinvented pixel architecture that lets the screen refresh rate dip from 60Hz to a power-sipping 1Hz when the watch is inactive.”

Whether or not this is true remains to be seen, but in the past, we have heard that Apple could be exploring different display options for future iPhones, one of which is the use of micro LEDs. Needless to say that this should be taken with a grain of salt for now, but with the iPhone 11, Apple has done an excellent job on the battery front, and hopefully they don’t stop there.

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