Aug 13th, 2019

When it comes to battery technology in our smartphones, pretty much all our mobile devices rely on lithium-ion batteries. This is more or less the industry standard, but it seems that come 2020, Samsung could be leading the way in terms of battery tech and could actually be turning to the use of graphene battery tech.

This is according to a tweet by leakster Evan Blass (protected) who wrote:

“Samsung is hoping to have at least one handset either next year or in 2021, I’m told, which will feature a graphene battery instead. Capable of a full charge in under a half-hour, they still need to raise capacities while lowering costs.”

The idea of graphene batteries aren’t new, although, for the most part, everything we’ve heard about it so far has been in the research stages, and that we haven’t really seen them put to use in the commercial world just yet. If Blass’ tweet is accurate, Samsung could very well be the first to do so, which could help spearhead the change that the industry needs.

One of the advantages of using graphene is that not only are these batteries believed to be better in terms of energy storage, but it could also support faster charging as well. Graphene is also believed to be safer compared to lithium-ion batteries. Needless to say that you should take this with a grain of salt for now, but it does sound like pretty exciting development that we wouldn’t mind if it were proven true.

Source: CNET

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