Smartphone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer has dug up Apple’s filing with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA) confirming that iPhone X has a 2,716mAh battery and 3GB of RAM.

In comparison, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have 1,960mAh and 2,900mAh batteries, respectively. The recently released iPhone 8 probably comes with a 1,821mAh capacity battery and iPhone 8 Plus packs in a 2,675mAh cell, according to the TENAA listings for the devices that Hemmerstoffer uncovered earlier.

In other words, iPhone X has a bigger battery than the cell in iPhone 8, one of the longest-lasting iPhones on the market. Interestingly, the filing lists a rose gold version of Apple’s flagship phone even though iPhone X comes in just two colors.

The previous filing suggests iPhone 8 has 2GB of RAM and iPhone 8 Plus has three.

The 3GB of RAM on Plus models has become the norm due to increased data processing needs stemming from dual-lens cameras (for this reason, iPhone 7 Plus comes outfitted with 3GB of RAM, a gigabyte more than iPhone 7).

iOS and Apple’s A11 chip are, of course, fully optimized for this RAM.

  • Senith Deelaka Ranchagoda

    Not fully optimized.. at least yet.. hehe
    Hope they will soon though.. the phone has much more potential than what it is now

  • bigkev943

    its crazy how apple can have smaller batteries than the android flagships yet last just as long if not longer how is this?

    • Jack Wong

      Android users would just laugh at the smaller mAH but they don’t know the OS does matter.

      • Jose Rivera

        Android users mock Apple for “being late” to the party with all the technology it has. They also dismiss the fact that Samsung doesn’t just make Android phones. They are a big company in South Korea just like how Apple is big here. Except Samsung does more than just phones and appliances. The biggest thing they mock is the lack of RAM and how the processor isn’t ass beefy like theirs. News flash, Android is high unoptimized and has so much bloatware on it. Not to mention the customizations that each user adds to it to make it even slower. Don’t forget the sketchy downloads directly to the device.

      • Arrow

        Android was slow but dear friend we are no longer in 2010

      • Jack Wong

        It is just like PC vs Mac, this will never end…

        Moreover, if Google make their own brand phone, I would love to try it.

        If you want to make a best OS, make your own hardware.

      • Bob Smith

        It used to be very un optimized and have a lot of bloatware, but that has since changed. Especially with pixel phones, which have no pre-installed bloatware and have an ios-like software and hardware integration. It’s true that android phones need beefed up specs to compete with iphones, but that does not mean they are slow at all.

      • Jack Wong

        It is because of the other brands, Nexus/Pixel they are very decent and the price is just like iPhone.

        Android was great because of the price but now we know it is not true, to have a decent android phone, you need to pay for the right price.

        Moreover, it is hard to support Android devices if I have to walk them through step by step… unlike iPhone, I just need to know the iOS version then I can just google it if I no longer have that version of iOS device with me.

      • Jack Wong

        When you point out* all these, then they will call you ifans -.-;

    • iByron

      An efficient operating system with no manufacturer-added bloatware.

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      Because iOS is not loaded with software bloatware garbage like Android.

      • Mike

        You can disable bloatware from carriers. I get 6 to 7+ hours of screen on time on my Note 8.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Typo in the title, it should say 2,716mAh not 2,715mAh battery.

    • Jay
  • VirusZer0

    wow more battery than the plus in a shell that is smaller?… how did they manage that… and would it have been possible then to do the same for the 8?…

    • Satyam Panchal

      Maybe because of no home button there is more space

  • malthalus

    Not fully optimized.. at least yet.. hehe Hope they will soon though.. the phone has much more potential than what it is now


    are cell carriers going to take iphone 8’s as trade in towards the X?