Huawei Teases Super Quick-Charge Battery Tech
Since the advent of smartphones nearly a decade ago, one problem continued to plague such devices from day one: short battery life. Unlike feature phones, most smartphones did not have the advantage of long-staying battery life like their predecessors did. Technology has come a long way since then, with companies designing new phones that either have batteries that give them more than just a single day's worth of use, or a battery that can be rapidly charged.
In the case of Huawei, the company actually went with the latter option, and it's done
DECEMBER 2015 so with a fair amount of gusto. The Chinese company recently demonstrated one of its new super fast-charging, 3,000mAh Lithiumion batteries, which can be charged from zero to 48 percent in just five minutes.
“Huawei is confident that this breakthrough in quick-charging batteries will lead to a new revolution in electronic devices, especially with regard to mobile phones, electric vehicles, wearable devices, and mobile power supplies. Soon, we will all be able to charge our batteries to full power in the time it takes to grab a coffee!” said a Huawei representative.
First unveiled during the 56th Battery Symposium in Japan, the prototype battery isn't the standard Lithium-ion battery one would find inside a current smartphone. Mind you, these particular batteries are still plagued with their own set of problems, and are far from being commercially ready for the consumer market. Huawei said that while the prototype is able to charge up extremely quick, it still suffers from some rather common problems, such as decreased battery lifespan and energy density.
Huawei revealed a quick-charging battery that goes from zero to 48 percent in just five minutes.