This smartphone battery charges 10X faster

Huawei, China’s top smartphone maker, says it has found a way to speed it up 10 times faster than current batteries.

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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.

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