Samsung Developing New Tech That Can Charge Batteries 5X Faster

Mobile technology has come a long way since the 90s.

Now, you’re able to video chat, watch your favourite shows and surf the net on your phone.

But we can’t have it all, can we?

While mobile technology might have made monumental feats over the last decade or so, the battery life of a smartphone has taken a backseat.

Remember those days in school where you don’t even have to worry about your phone dying on you?

But now, your phone can just die on you while you’re in an intense WhatsApp conversation with your friend…

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I don’t know about you but my curfew is when my phone dies on me.

But there is hope, especially for Samsung users…

Graphene ball-based battery

Samsung recently announced that they have developed a one-of-a-kind battery material that will solve the current battery kerfuffle.

Researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) worked closely together with Samsung SDI and a team from Seoul National University’s School of Chemical and Biological Engineering to create a graphene ball that enables a 45% increase in capacity.

They also mentioned that in theory, a graphene ball-based battery only requires a mere 12 minutes to fully charge whereas the traditional lithium-ion battery takes at least an hour to charge, even with quick charging technology.

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WHAT BLACK MAGIC IS THIS?

It also can maintain a highly stable 60 degrees Celsius temperature, so I guess you can expect no random combustions.

What is a graphene?

If you were like me, you would probably be thinking what in the world is a ******* graphene?

You’re not alone.

In the press release, they mentioned that it is a single layer of carbon atoms from graphite.

Graphene is 100 times more effective than copper in conducting electricity and it is 140 times more faster than silicon when it comes to electron mobility.

They also managed to mass synthesize graphene into a 3D form like popcorn by using silica.

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Dr Son In-Hyuk, who led the project said, “Our research enables mass synthesis of multifunctional composite material graphene at an affordable price.

At the same time, we were able to considerably enhance the capabilities of lithium-ion batteries in an environment where the markets for mobile devices and electric vehicles is growing rapidly.

Our commitment is to continuously explore and develop secondary battery technology in light of these trends.”

So in due time, we might see the next generation of Samsung devices equipped with this super ability.

Thoughts

Will I (an apple user) switch to a Samsung phone?

Just, maybe…

Sorry, I am just kidding, I will always and forever be an Apple user.

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Venkataraman Gunasellan

Venkataraman Gunasellan

Your typical millennial who likes avocados, memes and pop culture.
Venkataraman Gunasellan