Phone batteries are lasting less and less time, and taking longer and longer to charge. However, this could soon end with a new invention from Huawei: a battery that charges 48% in just 5 minutes.
This new battery from the Chinese company is made with lithium ions and graphite-coated anodes. Yeah, it sounds like Klingon to us too, but what we do know is that these materials make charging really fast. So fast, in fact, that it can charge a 300 mAh battery to halfway in just 300 seconds.
But that’s not all, because Huawei is making a smaller capacity model of 600 mAh that would charge 78% in 5 minutes. This second model would be planned for wearables like smartwatches, devices that are used for nearly the entire length of a day.
In both cases, Huawei hasn’t indicated when it will make this technology available for sale, although we do know one thing about it: it will need a special charger.
I don’t know about you, but if they can promise us rapid charging, we don’t mind shelling out more money on gadgets.
Huawei isn’t the only one making batteries
In addition to Huawei, other companies are also promising rapid charging. Qualcomm is one of these companies, who are promising to release a battery in 2016 that will allow our mobile devices to charge 80% in just over a half hour.