Apple does not usually share the specifications of its iPhone battery capacities, apart from numbers that show how long they last. However thanks to a regulatory filing in Brazil, we now know how much battery capacity iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 have.
Apple launched its new iPhone 12 lineup last week. All the new models feature 5G connectivity and powerful A14 chips in a new flat edge-to-edge design. The new smartphone models are equipped with Super Retina XDR Display which is protected by a 4 times more durable Ceramic Shield front cover.
Out of the four models that were introduced, iPhone 12 mini has the smallest battery life due to its compact size. The Cupertino tech giant has not provided any public information regarding the battery’s capacity, but a regulatory filing from Brazil suggests that iPhone 12 mini has a battery capacity of 2227mAh, and iPhone 12 has a battery capacity of 2815mAh.
iPhone 12 has a 2815mAh battery and iPhone 12 mini features a 2227mAh battery
The iPhone 12 mini is the smallest 5G smartphone released by any company to date. According to Apple, iPhone 12 mini’s battery lasts for up to 15 hours during standard video playback, 10 hours with streaming video playback, and up to 50 hours with audio playback. Meanwhile, iPhone 12’s battery lasts about 17 hours with video playback, up to 11 hours with streaming video playback, and up to 65 hours with audio playback.
Earlier this year, a certification leak gave information regarding the iPhone 12 mini’s 2227mAh battery capacity, however, that same leak does not match with the ANATEL info. The iPhone 12 has a battery capacity of 2815mAh, according to the new leak. Whereas iPhone 12 Pro has been rumored to have a 2775mAh battery. The Brazilian certification also suggests that iPhone 12 Pro Max would have a 3697mAh battery. Since Apple has not provided public information on the battery capacity of its latest iPhone lineup, it is hard to say if these leaks are accurate or not.
This year, Apple seems to be using smaller batteries compared to last year’s iPhone lineup, as the iPhone 11 Pro had 3046mAh battery and iPhone 11 Pro Max had a 3969mAh battery. Even though there is a significant difference among the battery capacities it is bridged by performance and efficiency improvements introduced by the A14 Bionic chip.