As we are still waiting for this year’s iPhone 8, reports have already started emerging about next year’s iPhone 9 and its components.
In a new report, the Korea Economic Daily claims citing unidentified sources that South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd will be providing batteries for Apple’s iPhone 9 exclusively. iPhone 9 is likely to be launched next year, the report added. LG Chem has invested hundreds of billions of won in a dedicated line for the purpose and will produce “L-shaped” batteries for next year’s iPhone, the report added further.
The report doesn’t reveal anything further about the alleged iPhone 9 or the batteries to be supplied by LG Chem. Apple and LG Chem haven’t responded to any of the reports.
As far as LG’s own products are concerned, recently LG hinted about its upcoming smartphone by sending out a “save the date” teaser that hints at a V30 launch in Berlin on August 31st, right before the start of the IFA technology trade show. However, the image doesn’t reveal much about the device, but there are a couple of clues that gives it away.
If the rumours and renders are to be believed, the V30 will be bigger and curvier form of G6 with a slightly different dual camera setup, meaning the smartphone will not retain the secondary display and the removable battery.
The flagship device will have a Snapdragon 835 SoC at its heart and will borrow the quality audio DACs and manual camera controls from its predecessor. It will be interesting to see how the final product will appear to be.