Samsung has invented a new battery technology which, the company says, could charge the phone in just 12 minutes.
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) said it has developed graphene ball based Lithium-ion batteries that can last longer and can charge faster.
As per the company, the new material can increase the battery capacity by 45 per cent and can speed up charging time by about five times.
Samsung is said to have patented the technology in Korea.
If it can be used, it will have serious impact on several devices from smartphones to electric cars.
Ironically, Samsung had a nightmarish time last year when many units of its Galaxy Note 7 went up in smoke, especially while charging. Incidents were reported all over the world and later it was found that its faulty Li-Ion batteries were the culprits. But it was too late by then. It was banned by many commercial airliners and the phone was ultimately recalled forever by Samsung.
The incident must be on Samsung’s mind while developing the new battery technology.
As smartphones get more powerful, their power requirement is also going through roof now. The battery department is one of the few segments which have seen least innovations in the last couple of years. Hopefully, we will see more innovations like the one Samsung declared just recently.