Samsung has shown off two battery prototypes at InterBattery 2015, a trade show which was held at COEX, Seoul. There, the Korean company showcased the Stripe and Band batteries, which are aimed to be used in wearables.
The more interesting prototype of the two is definitely the Stripe. Measuring a meagre 0.3mm thin, Stripe can be used in various products, including necklace, hairband, and t-shirt accessories, according to Samsung. This is possible because Stripe “can bend and conform freely as a fiber.” Judging by the image of the prototype above (the one the model is holding), it looks just like a regular lanyard, which is pretty impressive.
Samsung also showed off its other battery prototype dubbed Band. “When the battery is applied on the bands of any smartwatch, it will greatly enhance the battery capacity to over 50%,” Samsung claimed. Unfortunately, the company did not elaborate in what way the battery can be applied to the bands of smartwatches, although it did mention that the Band can be bent 50,000 times without damaging it.
Both the Stripe and Band are prototype products at this point in time. While these batteries have unique applications that open up new possibilities for wearables, it remains to be seen if they will make it into consumer products in the future.
(Source: Business Wire)