We already assume that the iPhone 5 will have a larger battery. First, we think it will need one in order to offer adequate battery life on 4G LTE networks and, second, it may also need one to take advantage of the larger 4-inch screen and more powerful processor. Now, thanks to the folks at iResQ, we have a look at the alleged iPhone 5 battery directly next to the iPhone 4S battery.

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As you can tell in the above images, the iPhone 5 battery is a bit longer and, allegedly, 15% thinner than the iPhone 4S battery, which obviously means it will pack a bit more juice. According to iResQ, the iPhone 5 will pack a 3.8V/5.45Whr battery compared to the 3.97V/5.3Whr battery in the iPhone 4S. The connector on the new iPhone’s battery has also been moved to the right side, which apparently reflects the redesigned internal hardware.

How long will the battery last? We’re hoping all day, but we’ll know for sure when Apple finally announces the iPhone 5 on September 12.

[via MacRumors, iResQ]