LG made a tiny, hexagonal battery that should improve smartwatch battery life

LG made a tiny, hexagonal battery that should improve smartwatch battery life
While smartwatches have displays that are considerably smaller than smartphone screens, they also have way smaller batteries which are barely capable of providing satisfactory usage times. LG Chem (a division of LG Corporation) plans to solve this problem with a new hexagonal battery specifically developed for smartwatches.

Thanks to its hexagonal design, the new LG battery would be a perfect match for smartwatches with circular displays.

According to The Korea Times, LG Chem claims its new battery can improve usage time by 25% compared to rectangular batteries, allowing smartwatch owners to get up to 4 extra usage hours from a single charge.

Reportedly, the hexagonal battery was developed in collaboration with a top-tier company, which isn't Apple, and - interestingly - neither LG Electronics (as you may know, LG Electronics already released several smartwatches with circular displays). The new battery is now shipping to its first mysterious customer(s), but it's not clear exactly when we'll see smartwatches using it.

LG Chem plans to develop more batteries with unusual designs, including a rectangular one with a hole in the middle, or an L-shaped one. By 2018, the company expects to become the world's top supplier of small batteries for smart devices.


source: The Korea Times

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11 Comments

1. SitiNurbaya0

Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015

do you need hexagonal watch to put hexagonal battery?

6. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

you can put it in circular watch, better than putting square one, as you can put bigger battery.

2. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

3. maherk

Posts: 6773; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

https://youtu.be/0EkHJw_VNcU For the ignorant fool above.

4. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

This is before the update my plastic

10. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

looks the same to me. a phone thats 50 degrees celcius for 6 minutes? imagine if that thing went for 10 minutes, the phone will probably explode.

13. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Man, this is samdung arena they will never publish s6 overheats. A lot of samdung butthurts I see. Maherzain that's before the update stop posting crap

5. waddup121 unregistered

hexa battery

7. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

This would be great for smartwatch es if combined with samsung's new battery tech

12. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

nvm..

14. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Great! Keep more battery tech coming.

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