Future Samsung Galaxy S or LG G-series phones may ship with solid-state batteries

Future Samsung Galaxy S or LG G-series phones may ship with solid-state batteries
Solid-state batteries might be the ticket to happy camping with your mobile phone without the worry that it will light up in flames due to the juicer inside, and, given the Note 7 drama last year, Samsung is perfectly aware of the repercussions. That is why, perhaps, it is first out of the gate announcing that its SDI subsidiary in charge of battery tech is readying solid-state batteries for prime time, and they might appear in the company's phones in the next two years.

"Our technological level to produce a solid-state battery for smartphones will be mature enough in one to two years. However, it depends on Samsung Electronics whether it will be used for phones," said one anonymous Samsung SDI exec to Korean media, and, given what the technology promises, the adoption might be a no-brainer. Solid-state batteries eschew the liquid electrolyte of the current lithium packs for a material that can't leak, cause a reaction and burst into flames spontaneously.

According to Choi Jung-deok, an analyst at LG Economic Research Institute: "Solid-state batteries are a realistic alternative to lithium-ion batteries in solving the chronic safety issue as the development has been relatively faster than other next-generation batteries over the last 10 years." LG is also in advanced stages of development of such juicers, added Samsung's SDI exec who talked to the media about the state of the solid-state batteries, so we might see Galaxy S-series and G-series with worry-free battery packs in time for the S9 or the G7 even.

source: Korea Herald

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12 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2868; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I hope these batteries will be as safe as they are hyped up to be. But......without sacrificing their battery capacity.

3. Podrick

Posts: 1281; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Or better, higher capacity at the same size while being safe!

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2868; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

There've been many battery cell concepts since the past 5 years showing hgiher capacity packed into the same size as normal cells. But none of them seem to have made their way into popular flagships. So am not really optimistic.

9. Bankz

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

I dont understand PA, they said the batteries will be ready in one to two years and at the same time said that they expect to see it for the galaxy s9 and g7 which will be coming in 8 months time.

2. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 304; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

"given the Note 7 drama last year, Samsung is perfectly aware of the repercussions." Come on, leave Samsung alone!

5. AmashAziz

Posts: 2868; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

#GETtriggered

10. Bankz

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Its only normal seeing as they're talking about batteries in a samsung phone less than a year from the note 7 disaster.

4. haruken

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Samsung pushing the envelope yet again.

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I hope the read/write speeds flow like water.

8. sissy246

Posts: 6884; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

HAY iPA News flash, iPhone catch fire also.

11. AmashAziz

Posts: 2868; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Seriously????

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Solid State batteries to the rescue!

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