New Sony battery reportedly gets 40% better life
1. BillyBoy (Posts: 40; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)
in 2020. So just another story about batteries.
3. Luuthian (Posts: 246; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Yep... Not entirely sure why R&D and speed of release for battery tech hasn't been amped up. The focus on processing power vs power consumption and heat has been awesome, but along the way someone forgot to spend money on battery tech.
4. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1056; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)
I work at a Lithium Ion battery plant in Michigan, R&D is always going on...
14. ibend (Posts: 4813; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)
but it takes wayy long time to release new battery product..
maybe because they need to throughly check battery charge cycle, capacity durability, explosion chance, etc :-/
21. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1056; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)
Not really, we know within 4 months if the battery we are testing is what we are looking for. The thing that takes time is getting the battery certified in other countries. It took several months to get our LTO cell(also can be called a battery, typically several cells are put together in a battery pack) certified in China so that we could sell them to HK. But now we have to make a new LTO cell because our suppliers could not give us enough material to make enough to meet our order, so new suppliers means we have to go through testing again with several different variants trying to get the performance that we want. The cycle life on all of our cells is amazing, with our LTO we can still retain near 100% of original capacity after 16,000 cycles. And these cells also support rapid charging. A full cycle is from 100% down to 0% and then back up to 100% again.
25. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 875; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)
for which phone you are making the batteries?
27. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1056; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)
The LTOs are 215mm by 215mm they are for hybrid/electric buses and stationary applications.
5. tacarat (Posts: 778; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)
I wonder how much of that revolves around not bumping heads with some patent troll.
20. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
patent trolls are the real dead lock for innovation
10. joey_sfb (Posts: 5841; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Sony and Samsung are the gold standard when it come to cell phone batteries.
33. elitewolverine (Posts: 5185; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Battery tech is far above what it was. Think about what your phone does, how long it lasts. Nothing could do this 5yrs ago without a larger increase in battery size.
15. AZNHA (unregistered)
how about apple-chan ?
7. Obádárà (Posts: 138; Member since: 02 Nov 2015)
... R and D should better continue and be faster than normal because, we need better battery technology...
8. aReefer (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Mar 2015)
I think that the first manufacturer to come out with a battery that really noticeably breaks new ground will sell many devices, and may well even be forgiven if some of the other components in such a device are less than cutting edge.
Personally if it were possible, I would be happier to see dramatic new battery tech improvements than the incremental processor speed increases we see today. I need greater battery capacity right now more than I need additional processing power that, frankly, I seldom use fully anyway.
9. iWin_Droid (Posts: 76; Member since: 22 Jan 2015)
Now would be a good time for that Korean dude to pop out and rant about Sony.
11. dimas (Posts: 2207; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)
If the battery technology is advancing slowly, at least they could make other things like SoCs and displays more power efficient but good step for sony to discover new raw material combinations.
13. pt020 (Posts: 83; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)
My Z3 Compact battery is easily good for two days.
18. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)
Woah, nice to see battery life getting better!
19. Switch00 (Posts: 478; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
Better battery, thinner phone and battery, same day or two durability.
22. zarkonj (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)
Nexus 6p has a 3450mAh battery. Do some research for better reputation PA!
23. drifter77 (Posts: 211; Member since: 12 Jun 2015)
Have you seen the battery life benchmarks on Nexus 6p?
26. zarkonj (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)
No I haven't. But I own a Nexus 6p and I'm very happy with it's battery. I get around 4.5 hours of screen on time from the morning of day one until evening of day two. Sync is set to push, I watch some videos on youtube, do some texting and surf a lot. So given that it has a 5.7" screen, it's very good.
24. justrt (Posts: 402; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)
..and Oukitel K10000 will be Oukitel K14000 ;)
29. SonyPS4 (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Sony among the first to commercialize Lithium Ion battery and they will do it again.