Despite more efficient processors, low-power modes and artificial intelligence to manage app drain, batteries just aren’t keeping up with the demands being placed on them. Photo: Shutterstock

Why your new phone’s battery life seems worse than the old one: it is

  • Lithium-ion batteries in smartphones are hitting an inflection point where they simply cannot keep up with new features
  • Things could get worse when 5G goes mainstream
Topic |   Smartphones

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Despite more efficient processors, low-power modes and artificial intelligence to manage app drain, batteries just aren’t keeping up with the demands being placed on them. Photo: Shutterstock
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