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According to Android Authority (This article and its images were originally posted on Android Authority November 9, 2018 at 02:42AM.)
- During its Android Dev Summit, Google confirmed that dark mode puts significantly less strain on the battery than any other color, particularly white.
- Google also acknowledged that its Material Design initiative uses white as a primary color.
Dark mode is visually appealing to many folks, but it also helps prolong battery life if your device features an OLED display. Google re-iterated that point during its Android Dev Summit and confirmed that dark mode puts significantly less strain on the battery than anything else, reported SlashGear.
The slideshow (at one hour, 17 minutes, 50 seconds) contained a few “duh” points, such as higher brightness resulting in a higher power draw. Where things picked up a bit was with the next slide, which compared the Google Pixel and iPhone 7’s power draw while on maximum brightness in Normal Mode and Night Mode. Keep in mind that the original Pixel features an OLED display, while the iPhone 7 features an LCD panel.
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