With all the improvements in technology today, the smartphone industry has not made much of an improvement in terms of battery, the furthest we’ve gotten is the introduction of wireless charging and quick charging.
However, Samsung electronics seemed to have achieved the next big step in the smartphone battery technology by introducing the use of graphene ball material in Lithium-ion batteries. Using this material, Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) claims that its technology can charge Lithium-ion batteries five times faster than that of normal LIB and increase the overall battery capacity by 45%. So let’s assume that a Galaxy S7 in your possession takes approximately 90 minutes to charge, now if a graphene ball material was added to the LIB it would take only 18 minutes to charge your phone.
Most phones these days hardly last more than 24 hours, the increase in the battery capacity means that smartphones with this technology can last for about four days. This is a huge breakthrough for Samsung as recharge times of phones even with quick charge does not dip below 60 minutes, this new technology makes the quick charge look like a joke. This lightweight, durable material could serve as the long-lasting solution we’ve all been waiting for.
Samsung’s research team has published a technical paper on how this material works. Samsung has already patented the new technology in South Korea and the US but the graphene ball material is still in it’s earliest stage and Samsung is likely to be more cautious due to the Note 7 disaster so it could take years before we could see this new technology in Smartphones.
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