Categories
hardware News

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.

 

 

HUawei battery

 

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

Categories
hardware News

Exynos 8 Octa 8890 announced by Samsung today!

Just like its Qualcomm brethren, Samsung decided to announce its newest SoC today. This piece of hardware from the Exynos family named Exynos 8 Octa 8890 is built on the latest 14nm technology, just like the Exynos 7 Octa chips launched earlier this year and the Snapdragon 820 launched yesterday by the competition.

 

Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890

 

 

This SoC represents the first Samsung custom-designed CPU core based on 64-bit architecture and what it does is couple 4 big cores with 4 small ARM Cortex A53 cores to build up to the 8 core system.

 

Samsung says that this new technology will give smartphones and tablets 30 percent improvements in performance when compared to Exynos 7 Octa and 10 percent more power efficiency. This new SoC integrates a brand new LTE modem that will enable 6000 Mbps download speeds and 150 Mbps upload speeds on Cat 12 and 13.

 

Samsung

 

 

Exynos 8 Octa 8890 supports display resolutions up to 4K UHD (4096×2160) and WQUXGA (3840×2400). The pixel density wars will never be over if technology keeps advancing this fast. The chip will get into the mass production stage later this year and it will surely make an appearance in Samsung’s next Galaxy S flagship that launches in 2016.

 

Source: Samsung via AndroidPolice

Categories
hardware News

Snapdragon 820 details leaked – the New Qualcomm SoC could change the game

Snapdragon 820 was recently leaked and its specs seem to wash away some of that shame Qualcomm has been enduring since the beginning of 2015. If you are a casual fan of Android you must have at least heard of the heating issues surrounding Snapdragon 810 at the beginning of this year and at Samsung Galaxy S6’s launch. The newest SoC (MSM 8996) could put Qualcomm back in league with the good guys.

 

Snapdragon 820

 

 

Snapdragon 820 will be the first to use Qualcomm’s newest ARM core called Hydra. The leaks seen so far mention that the SoC will have a 35% increase in performance compared to the Cortex-A57 ARM reference core, even if it will be a quad-core chip and not a hyped octa-core.

 

Snapdragon 820 overview

 

 

When it comes to the GPU support, the Qualcomm 820 Soc uses an Adreno 530 which assures future users of 40% improvement in performance with a 30% efficiency boost. It will also be based on 14nm architecture, which is an improvement from the 20nm Snapdragon 810 used. This should help the SoC keep a lower heat at higher clock speeds.

 

Snapdragon 820 enhancements

 

 

The SoC will support cameras up to 28MP with low-level sensors and programmable DSP, and LPDDR4 memory. Snapdragon 820 should launch to OEMs at the end of 2015, but we will probably see it on next year’s flagships.

 

Source: AndroidPolice

Photo source: Weibo

Categories
hardware News

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip to ship in the second half of 2015

Qualcomm revealed their new Snapdragon 820 processor at MWC earlier this week and it appears it will also begin shipping in the second half of the year. The 810 is only present in HTC One M9 and LG G Flex 2 at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that a new and improved version can’t be up and running already.

The press release does not go into detail with speeds and raw capabilities, but it does accentuate wireless radio innovations, enhanced photos and security features for example. Snapdragon 820 does use 64-bit architecture and the codename it has is Zeroth with a CPU architecture codenamed Kryo.

This announcement comes as a relief for Qualcomm who has been going through a tough phase recently because of the Samsung test troubles. Samsung chose an Exynos processor over Snapdragon 810 because of speculated test overheating for both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, and the tests show its proprietary processor is much faster than Qualcomm-based opposition.

Categories
hardware

Media Tek announces its first 64-bit octa-core LTE chip

Media Tek is working on a new 64-bit octa-core LTE chip, the first of the bunch for the company! Apparently, the company does not have the best reputation regarding source code and timely releases, which means it will lose a lot when it comes to the competitive Android world, but this new project which is close to completion will give it a nice edge over the competition… let’s hope so, at least.

Today, Media Tek announced its first 64-bit octa-core processor destined for smartphones. It bears the number MT6795 and has a maximum speed of 2.2 GHz. It appears it will support native 2K displays and processes slow motion videos at 480fps in 1080p.

It appears that the release will be around the end of the year, but we are not sure it will get out of the Asian market too soon. The possibility of releasing the source code along with the chip is all that remains for the fans at the moment. What do you think of this announcement?

Categories
hardware News

LG revealed QHD LCD display – to launch with LG G3 soon?

LG revealed its QHD LCD display for the new LG G3 that will launch soon. The display is internationally certified by NEMKO and it will be launched really soon, sources say –  a rumored bearer for the new display being LG G3.

The panel is 5.5 inch large and it has the resolution of 2560 x1440, reaching a pixel density of 538 ppi. The panel doesn’t just cram pixels in there, as it gives a much better performance and it overcomes usual technical difficulties in what concerns high density pixel counts.

QHD display, source NDTV
QHD display, source NDTV

The panel brings 100% RGB reproduction and a higher brightness level, plus sharper images and text even when the user zooms in. The display is said to allow users to watch even Blu Ray quality videos in extraordinary detail. The panel is a bit thin as well – 1.2 mm – and it has a 1.15 mm large bezel.

Considering LG says it will launch the panel in a new phone by July, the rumor is we will find it in the new LG G3 that is bound to launch soon. We don’t know if the flagship will indeed use the QHD LCD panel, but we will soon find out!