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Huawei Looking To Supercharge Smartphone Batteries

As more and more people become chained to their smartphones, smartphones with massive computing power, battery life remains at the forefront of limitations.

Huawei Looking To Supercharge Smartphone Batteries

Huawei’s faster charging batteries

Your smartphone likely has more computing power than NASA had at its disposal when the agency put a man on the moon in 1969. Hell, your smartphone from three years ago likely boasted this power and has since tripled its speed with your octa-core processor and 32 gigs of RAM presently at use for many.

But this power comes at a premium if the phone needs to be plugged in all day given its power drain. Huawei is well aware of this and is looking to its Watt Lab research division to fix the problem. Huawei makes its own processors and as such is well aware that a new processor is only as good as the battery that runs it. The company has recently revealed that it has made great strides with a lithium-ion battery that could charge in a fraction of the time that “quick charge” batteries do at present.

Huawei, somewhat vaguely, is claiming that its Watt Lab research scientists have produced a battery that will charge ten times faster than even the fastest charging battery on the market. If this is indeed true, expect Huawei to get the press it deserves and a merited position atop the smartphone producing industry.

Huawei gets specific(?)

One of the batteries, according to Huawei, with a capacity of 600 mAh was able to charge from 0% to 68% in a mere two minutes. This battery would of course be ideal for wearables but presently is far too big for that purpose as its about the size of a smartphone.

With a 3,000 mAh capacity, the second battery presented by Huawei has more practical applications though it does charge “slower.” In five minutes time, Huawei has seen it charge from 0% to 48% in just five minutes. That’s a lot of use for a small time away from your phone.

Many companies are looking into new compositions for batteries in order to allow for faster charging and longer life. Huawei has, for the most part, stuck with the common lithium-ion build. The difference with these two batteries is the fact that Huawei bonded heteroatoms to the graphite used in the batteries construction allowing them to charge faster without hurting the battery in the process.

No word was given when Huawei would allow outsiders to certify the batteries’ specs nor was word given about future production.

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