JAPAN- Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. The Chinese tech giant has just unveiled a next-generation smartphone battery that fully charges in no time.
Today’s technology has allowed people to operate top of the class performance smartphones – devices that come with the power of a computer and the size of a palm, thus making our lives a lot easier and much more fun.
However, it comes at a cost. The more you use your smartphone, the faster its battery will be drained by the demanding tasks you want your handset to undertake for you.
It’s always been a problem; up until now at least.
Huawei, which is the number one smartphone manufacturer in China, revealed a new smartphone battery that can charge 10 times faster compared to current batteries.
This radical innovation was presented at the Battery Symposium in Japan on Nov. 13, 2015. During the event, the Chinese colossus exhibited a 3000mAh lithium ion battery that took only 5 minutes to charge at 48%.
According to CNN, a smaller 600mAh battery was also displayed that charged to 68% in just two minutes.
As Huawei stated, the new technology, optimizes the way that lithium ions are stored and transferred within the battery, hence allowing it to charge at a surprisingly faster pace.
“Soon, we will all be able to charge our batteries to full power in the time it takes to grab a coffee!” Huawei said.
Further information, disclosed by TechnoBuffalo, indicate that the new technology was developed at the Huawei Central Research Institute in a division referred to as “Watt Lab.”
To put in numbers, users with a smartphone that features a 1500mAh battery can charge their phone in two minutes, and expect it to remain fully operational for the next 24 hours.
Huawei’s new charging approach, take it to the top – fastest one – even compared to Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging and Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, that used to have the lead in charging time and efficiency so far.
The company also appeared positive that its new technology can be applied to other industries as well, such as wearables, electric cars and devices, etc. It will also license it to other companies so that it can be used to a vast variety of devices.
As TechTimes mentions, if Apple gets its hands on this technology, charging an iPhone with a 1750mAh battery would take less than seven minutes.
Other parties have been known to be working on different charging approaches. For instance, Intelligent Energy is allegedly working on an iPhone 6 battery prototype that can keep the device alive and fully operational for up to 7 days.
In the meantime, Huawei has yet to apply its new technology to a device. When that happens, you could end up with a smartphone that is charged to 100% before you finish your coffee.
For now, no drawbacks seem to come with Huawei’s innovation, but it is too soon to judge. We will keep updating you for any further details so stay tuned.