No matter how spectacular a smartphone is without quick charge support, it won’t sell that much in the market. But Samsung is presenting you with something different… a technology that will give you 100% full charge in 12min.
Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) announced on Tuesday that it has developed a battery technology that can fast-charge mobile devices and electric vehicles faster than ever before.
For a battery that usually takes an hour to charge with current fast-charge technology, Samsung claims the new technology could fast-charge a battery in 12 minutes.
The new technology includes a single layer of carbon atoms from graphite, known as graphene, which is “100 times more effective than copper in conducting electricity.” It also transfers energy “140 times faster” than silicon used in current lithium technology, which makes it “an ideal material for fast charge,” according to Samsung.
The concept is exactly the same as today’s fast-charging technology in smartphones, where 30 minutes of regular fast charging gets you 50% of battery charge. Fast cha rging is, indeed, faster than regular charging, which could take over two hours to fully charge a smartphone battery.
The good news is Samsung has found a way to mass produce the technology at an affordable price but there is no mention “when”, or “if” Samsung will ever use its new battery technology on mobile devices any time soonest.
What do you think about this new development?