One-hour work is still the Achilles heel of smartphones. On the other hand, we are probably used to having to load them every day or every other day. However, we are still waiting for a revolution in this aspect and the hope has just emerged that perhaps next year it will take its first steps.
Nearly two years ago, in November 2017, information emerged that engineers at Samsung's Advanced Technology Institute (SAIT) had created a graphene ball capable of increasing the capacity of a lithium-ion battery by 45% while allowing it to increase its charge rate by five times. As a result, the time required to charge such a battery would be reduced to just 12 minutes.
Samsung has been granted a patent for this solution, but despite being nearly two years old, it has not yet made it available on the market. The project, however, may not be enclosed in a drawer because – as reported by one of the industry's best-informed users of leaks, Evan Blass – wants to offer a smartphone with a graphene battery that would fully charge in less than half an hour, next or 2021 at the latest . years
However, it will take some time for the Koreans to work to increase the capacity of such a battery and at the same time reduce the costs that must be incurred in producing it, because you can assume that this technology is very expensive at this stage.
Although the graphene battery promises to be very intriguing, it most likely will not solve the problem of too short a single-charge device, or at least there is nothing to suggest. Still, faster charging will be appreciated, even if you already turn on the Oppo RX17 Pro it can charge up to 100% in just 40 minutes, which with a 3700 mAh battery (actually two with a capacity of 1850 mAh each) is really short. The Huawei P30 Pro (4000 mAh) and Motorola Moto G7 Plus (3000 mAh) are also much smaller (less than an hour).
If Samsung manages to launch a graphene battery on the market, then the competition will surely reach for it. Most likely, though, it won't happen sooner than in a few years, so it's still a pretty distant future.
* On the cover image of Samsung Galaxy Note 10
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