Remember the struggle every one of us had to go through when our phones would charge really slowly? Especially when we’re in a hurry in the morning and you forgot to charge your phone the night before, oooh, the suffering!
With the recent update in technology, more smartphone manufacturing companies have implemented fast charging capabilities on their mobile phones. However, even with standard lithium batteries that have fast charging technology, it takes at least one hour to fully charge.
For people who are constantly on the run with time, fret not, for Samsung has developed a new battery material that could allow you to recharge your mobile phone in just 12 minutes!
Researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) said in a blog post that they are working on a prototype of a new battery that could charge five times faster than standard lithium-ion batteries.
The material is called graphene ball, and SAIT thinks it could be useful for mobile devices and electric vehicles in particular.
The South Korean company said,
“In theory, a battery based on the ‘graphene ball’ material requires only 12 minutes to fully charge. Additionally, the battery can maintain a highly stable 60 degree Celsius temperature, with stable battery temperatures particularly key for electric vehicles.”
The graphene ball is said to also boost battery capacity by 45%! Wow, that’s a lot!
Graphene is also 100 times more effective than copper at conducting electricity and is also an ‘ideal’ material for fast charging.
‘Lithium-ion batteries were first commercialized in 1991, and widely applied to markets for mobile devices and electric vehicles.
“However, with standard lithium batteries requiring charging times of at least an hour to fully charge, even with quick charging technology, and considered to have reached their limit for capacity expansion, there have been numerous attempts to explore the use of new innovative materials.”
The new batteries have yet to hit the markets but Samsung said its findings “provide promise” for mobile devices and electric vehicles. CNET added that the company has filed two patent applications for the battery in both the United States and Korea.
What do you think about this new invention? Will you be down to try it out? We’re not too sure how the batteries are being sold, could it be a new phone will be coming out soon?
Let us know your thoughts!