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Huawei’s new Lithium-Ion battery charges ten times faster than normal batteries

Huawei’s new Lithium-Ion battery could reportedly break the market and change mobile hardware forever, if we are to believe recent reports. This new battery supposedly reaches charging speeds ten times faster than usual.

 

 

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Huawei shared some details at the 55th Battery Symposium in Japan , where a video showed a 600mAh battery that charged to 68% in just two minutes. That could do wonders for bigger cells in the future.

 

 

A 3,000 mAh battery reached 50% in just five minutes. This could mean that smartphones of the future could get a full charge in 10 minutes max.

 

 

 

Comparing Huawei results to Qualcomm, Quick Charge 3.0 can fully charge a 3,000 mAh battery in half an hour.

 

For now, this revolutionary lithium-ion battery is used just for demonstrations. It will become available for smartwatches, smartphones and other wearables soon.

 

Press release:

 

Huawei reveals the next generation of quick charging technology

The new batteries can be charged 10 times faster than current batteries, reaching approximately 50% capacity in mere minutes

[Nagoya, Japan, Nov.13, 2015] Watt Lab, which belongs to the Central Research Institute at Huawei Technology Corporation Limited, unveiled their new quick charging lithium-ion batteries at the 56th Battery Symposium in Japan. Using next generation technology, these new batteries have achieved a charging speed 10 times faster than that of normal batteries, reaching about 50% capacity in mere minutes.

Huawei presented videos of the two types of quick charging lithium-ion batteries: one battery with a 600 mAh capacity that can be charged to 68% capacity in two minutes; and another with a 3000 mAh capacity and an energy density above 620 Wh/L, which can be charged to 48% capacity in five minutes to allow ten hours of phone call on Huawei mobile phones. These quick charging batteries underwent many rounds of testing, and have been certified by Huawei’s terminal test department.

According to Huawei, the company bonded heteroatoms to the molecule of graphite in anode, which could be a catalyst for the capture and transmission of lithium through carbon bonds. Huawei stated that the heteroatoms increase the charging speed of batteries without decreasing energy density or battery life.

Huawei is confident that this breakthrough in quick charging batteries will lead to a new revolution in electronic devices, especially with regard to mobile phones, electric vehicles, wearable devices, and mobile power supplies. Soon, we will all be able to charge our batteries to full power in the time it takes to grab a coffee!

Huawei’s Watt Lab works closely with industry partners to promote technological development and pursue a new energy era. Watt Lab specifically focuses on the technical development of energy storage to support a better connected world via sufficient energy.

 

Source: Huawei

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Puzzlephone – the Finnish concept response to Google’s project Ara modular phone

Project Ara is not the only concept meant to create modular phones anymore, as Puzzlephone could be an improved version of Google’s efforts in the near future. This project belongs to Finland’s Circular Devices and their device would break into three parts where the spine would become the LCD screen with speakers and the basic structure whereas the Brain will be the camera and processor modules and the Heart is the battery with the second structures.

 

Puzzlephone

 

 

The idea stems from the success Project Ara had this year and it basically represents a much more basic idea. Phones are important devices in peoples’ lives right now, and when one component from your beloved mobile world is ruined, you feel as if your entire world is ruined. With the modular phone system, things would be much simpler as, when something breaks, you can replace it with a new portion and still keep your beloved handset at the expense of a battery and a processor or some RAM.

 

Puzzlephone 1

 

 

The Finnish company based in Espoo resides in the same town as the one Nokia sprouted from, and it has been working on Puzzlephone since 2013, and it appears to be close to producing a working prototype. They are definitely not on the same page as Google’s Ara project, which is said to get to store shelves as soon as the summer of 2015, but it’s a start. The phone is supposed to launch in the second half of 2015, and it would have a mid-range price.

 

 

 

The Puzzlephone would run on a forked Android OS version but its developers will be looking for third party developers and options in order to stay true to their open source standards. As Ara showed earlier this year, Puzzlephone proves to be an interesting and ambitious project which could revolutionize the mobile industry in basing it more on sustainability and step-by-step evolution as opposed to more and more different devices we see every year.  Only the public can say if this project will become a success or fade in oblivion.

 

Source: TheVerge

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ZeroLemon 9000 mAh external battery for LG G3 sells for $59.99 on Amazon

ZeroLemon returns with a new external battery for another device. This time we’re talking about LG G3 which will receive a grungy case with a 9000 mAh battery that costs only $60! The boost should increase the smartphone’s duration three times to the current autonomy!

Considering the fact that the accessory is much bigger than the original battery, it is sold in a rear cover that looks more like an Otterbox case than anything else. The battery even includes a sort of a protection case which provides cutouts for the flash, rear camera, the laser focus module and the power and volume buttons in the back.

The cover is pretty big and bulks the device even more than it already is at its 5.5” screen, making it twice as thick and adding one centimeter on each side and at the top and bottom as well.

The extended battery is sold on Amazon for $59.99 and the package includes a belt clip and a free screen protector. The battery has a 6 month warranty and is not included in the free shipping Prime program, but all you have to pay is an additional 69 cents for standard shipping.

Source: Amazon

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Samsung Galaxy S5 case with 3000 mAh battery on sale for $99.95 on Mophie

Samsung Galaxy S5 can be pampered by any user right now with a hefty battery case on sale by Mophie. The 3000 mAh battery case offers the device full protection and a secondary battery to keep things running for double the time!

 

Mophie’s Juice Pack is sold now for only $99.95. Mophie does a decent combination between a nice-looking case and a strong battery that will appeal to the usual Android user. Galaxy S5 already has a removable battery, but the 3000 mAh pack will not be a bad deal for sure as it will double the life of your Samsung device. The case itself is rather functional and has openings for all sorts of buttons and ports, including NFC, speakers, USB 3.0 port and a LED indicator to tell the user how much battery he has left.

 

The case is sold for $99.95 and it will cost around 6 more dollars for shipping too. It is available in white and black. If you want even more power, you can try the ZeroLemon 7500 mAh extended cover with battery at 50% the price.

Source: Mophie

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