Samsung has finally got it correct. In fact, the company is to the brim of solving the biggest problem of the smartphone industry AKA, the battery. The company has gained a patent for a new battery technology, which can be charged from 0 to 100 percent in just 12 minutes.
As a matter of fact, the best of the best fast charging technology takes at least 60 minutes to completely recharge. So, if this technology comes to mainstream, then we can expect to charge the smartphone in less time than the time required to eat your favorite dessert.
What is this technology?
Until now, the smartphones batteries were manufactured using primitive Li-ion or Li-pol technology, which takes a lot of time to recharge and discharges very easily. However, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) has successfully published a paper and granted a patent as well. The Korean smartphone king has pioneered a way to use graphene balls instead of the Li-ion or Li-pol. So, compared to the today’s battery technology, this technology is likely to offer up to 45 percent improved capacity.
This graphene ball based battery is a next-generation battery technology which changes the way that we use the smartphone and how the smartphone makers will utilize the same technology. This new technology can not only solve the smartphone industry problem but, this does entirely change the automobile industry completely, as charging time is one of the drawbacks on the battery-powered automobiles.
The Korea based scientist team has produced graphene using Silica, which is abundantly available and a cheaper material as well. However, the things that we don’t know about this technology is the half-life and is there any specific way to discharge this battery after it gets degraded over the time frame.
As of now, this technology might be very costly to reproduce, so, one has to wait at least for 3 to 4 years to see this technology in the mainstream. So, what do you think about this technology? Share your views in the comment box.