Batteries get thicker as phones get larger

01/24/2013 | PCWorld

Power-hungry 5-inch smartphone screens are demanding larger batteries at the expense of thinness in some new handsets. "[T]his device deserved a battery that could keep the large 5-inch screen running strong all day," LG Electronics' Ken Hong said about the Optimus G Pro, which will go on sale in Japan in April. Chipmakers are also working on extending battery lives through the development of more energy-efficient processors.

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