Bigger batteries are an option. After all, their energy density keeps improving. Nokia used to use a large battery compartment to accommodate different battery sizes depending upon their current market cost.
As for single chip solutions, they are expensive, the development time is long and requirements are changing all the time. It's better to mix and match to find what you need. Each company has different power management strengths and some companies offer dirt cheap prices for common parts.
This is short and concise article,and provides very useful information on which power consuming parts of mobile devices. Isn't it nice if there is a single-chip power management solution for all these parts?
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.