Huawei, China’s top smartphone maker, says it has found a way to speed it up 10 times faster than current batteries.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: cnnphilippines.com
During an industry event in Japan on Friday (November 13), Huawei showed off a lithium-ion battery that charged to 48% capacity in five minutes. The size of that battery was 3000 mAh.
The company also demonstrated a smaller, 600 mAh capacity battery that reached 68% in two minutes. (For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S6 has a 2550 mAh battery. The iPhone 6 uses an 1810 mAh battery, according to iFixit.) “Soon, we will all be able to charge our batteries to full power in the time it takes to grab a coffee!” Huawei said. The company said its new technology changes how lithium ions are stored and move inside the batteries — increasing charging speed. Several other companies are also trying to make the battery charging process better. Energous, Nikola Labs and a small handful of others are working on ways to charge gadgets using radio waves. The technology is making its way to the real world in a matter of months. British hydrogen fuel cell maker Intelligent Energy says it has a working prototype of an iPhone 6 battery that doesn’t need to be charged for seven days.