Story 2015-12-10 X8VJ Huawei reveals new smartphone battery that charges 10 times faster

Huawei reveals new smartphone battery that charges 10 times faster

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The Chinese smartphone company Huawei has unveiled their new quick charging lithium-ion batteries at the 56th Battery Symposium in Japan. Using next generation technology, these new batteries have achieved a charging speed 10 times faster than that of normal batteries, reaching about 50% capacity in mere minutes.

Huawei presented videos of the two types of quick charging lithium-ion batteries: one battery with a 600 mAh capacity that can be charged to 68% capacity in two minutes; and another with a 3000 mAh capacity which can be charged to 48% capacity in five minutes to allow ten hours of phone call on Huawei mobile phones.
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Impact on battery life (Score: 1)

by on 2015-12-11 16:06 (#XD0D)

The critical information here is that the rapid charging allegedly does not affect the life of the batteries. If that is truly the case, this tech is extremely promising.

This changes *everything* (Score: 1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-12-11 16:18 (#XD26)

This is a game changer. Some of the weakness of batteries:

* Cycle wear-out
* Charging time
* Physical size
* Physical weight
* Cost to produce
* Pollution from products or by-products

Now if only this new technology could be made from pasta then some of the other weaknesses could also be addressed.

What we need is MOAR CAPACITY! (Score: 1)

by on 2015-12-20 14:57 (#Y98H)

With today's quad and octocore smartphones what we need is more capacity, I mean who cares if it'll charge in say 10 minutes if I can blow through the entire charge of my phone in less than 45 minutes of gaming or a little over an hour of video streaming? I have yet to see a smartphone that can even compete with the 6 year old battery on my netbook with its 2 hours of gaming or 4 hours plus of streaming, what good is all this high tech in our portable devices if we are tied to an outlet?