Talking about that purported phone surfaced of a larger 334mAh lithium-ion battery expected for the Apple Watch 2, which shows its face on Weibo. This Chinese microblogging service anticipate battery life improvements coming to the next second-generation wrist-worn device.
Alleged for the 42mm model Apple Watch, which currently has a 246mAh battery, foreshadowing the new 42mm model could have a 35.7% larger unit. However, the emerged photo doesn’t provide any clues on potential battery life improvements coming to the smaller 38mm model, which is currently equipped with a 205mAh battery.
The precision of the leaked image cannot be expected or confirmed legitimately, as is often the case, but KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said an Apple Watch 2 with a higher capacity will launch later this year. That undeniably lead to a longer battery life for the Apple smartwatch, which is rated for up to 18 hours of mixed usage and up to 72 hours in Power Reserve mode on a single charge.
Release date for the Apple Watch 2 was much-rumored in late 2016 with a faster TSMC-built processor, GPS, barometer, superior waterproofing, and a higher capacity battery — and with no cellular connection. About the two 38mm and 42mm screen sizes are said to be retained with a thinner display technology. Refreshed variant could launch in September next month alongside the iPhone 7 and spec-bumped Apple Watch 1 models.
Source: Apple Watch 2 Battery Photo (Via: MacRumors)
Update x1: The price is $100 off of Apple’s retail price which was reduced by $50 earlier this year from its original $349 base launch price.
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