Battery technology for smartphones hasn’t really seen any growth in the last few years. Manufacturers are still using lithium-ion batteries that has several limitations. However, according to a new report out of Korea, Samsung may stir things up in the battery department.
The report states that Samsung has developed a new battery technology that uses graphene instead of graphite. This apparently increases the capacity of a battery without increasing the size, and it can also charge much faster than standard Lithium-ion batteries.
Up to 45 percent more capacity can be extracted from a battery using graphene, when compared to one using graphite. Samsung also believes that these batteries can be fully charged in a matter of just 12 minutes. That’s not all though.
One of the main problems with current smartphone batteries is that they can become very unstable when subjected to high temperatures. This leads to batteries bulging up, decreased charge holding time, and sometimes even the risk of combustion.
With the graphene powered batteries, the stability remains intact at temperatures as high as 60 degrees. So, if these batteries enter production, which may not happen as soon as you want it to, then it can be used in more than just smartphones. The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology has already applied for the patents for this technology in US and Korea.
We expect this technology to be available in the Samsung Galaxy S10, or the S11, as it has still not been perfected. A safer battery with larger capacities and smaller size, that can fully charge in minutes, is what we need in our smartphones. Meanwhile, check out some of the features that we expect from the upcoming Galaxy S9 smartphones.