Samsung is preparing new battery technology that boasts better charging speeds. The new graphene-based cells are said to charge five times faster than conventional ones, and while also having increased capacity.
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), the research arm of Samsung Electronics, plans to use ‘graphene balls’ in the hope of increase battery capacity up to 45 percent, and at the same time decrease the charge time. Graphene-ball coating is created using carbon and silica, where each particle is shaped like a six-sided polygon. The coating will go into lithium-ion batteries to enhance their power performance.
The new tech also promises better charge retention. Tests has been made where the battery still holds a charge retention of 78 percent even after 500 charge cycles. In a nutshell, this means your battery will degrade slower than current battery technology.
While Samsung already filed patents for the new battery technology in the US and Korea, there has been no word as of yet for commercialization. We may only see this tech coming in a few years down the road, but it is a step in a right direction for better battery performance in the future.