Smartphone That Need Only Five Minutes Of Charge
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It is expected that the consumers next year will be offered Smartphones with batteries that fully charge in no more than five minutes.
This new thechnoogy was presented for the first time by an Israeli start-up StoreDot in 2015 at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.
Chief executive of the company, Doron Myersdorf stated that it is expected that the technology will begine to be produced in the early 2018, but he could not reveal which manufacturers were signed up to use it.
As BBC reports, the design involves nanomaterials, which feature extremely small structures, and - unnamed - organic compounds. In 2015 his firm's battery contained materials that allowed for "non-traditional" reactions and the unusually fast transfer of ions from an anode to a cathode - the electrical process that charges a battery.
Compared to the most already existing smartphone batteries, some versions of the new battery were thicker, but as Myersdorf claimed the product is now ready to be released to the consumers.
"We will charge a smartphone in five minutes," he said.
The company has similar technology that can charge an electric car battery just as fast. Skeptics, however, are not convinced that the battery is ready to be released.
CCS Insight analyst Ben Wood was one of them. He said:
"Taking risks with battery technology can bite you. I would say that experience has taught me to always remain skeptical. Let's see if it happens would be my view."
According to him any design that generates large amounts of heat can make an impact on the performance of the battery.
However, he added that anyone who did manage to crack the "battery problem" could have a transformational effect on consumer electronics.
Fast charging is not an unfamiliar technology on the market. Other manufacturers are also working on its development.
Qualcomm also announced its Quick Charge 4 system that allows five hours of battery life after only five-minute charging.