Looking for a smartphone battery that can be charged in 30 seconds? We might see that in 2016

One of the latest focuses of smartphone makers is on improving battery life, and the time it takes for a battery to be charged. We already have technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 (with Samsung’s Fast Charging and Motorola’s Turbo Charger taking advantage of it), but this still doesn’t help us fully charge our smartphones in less than 1 hour. Luckily, companies and scientists around the world are working to make things better.

Last month, we told you that researchers at Singapore’s Nanyang Technology University were hoping to produce a smartphone battery that could be charged up to 70% in two minutes. Now, we’re hearing that Israeli company StoreDot has found a way to charge a battery in no more than 30 seconds.

According to Reuters, the Israeli firm has already developed such a battery. However, at the moment this is too large to fit inside a smartphone. The company plans to slim things down by 2016, when its battery could be able to provide “a day’s power” to a smartphone after a 30-second charge.

The Israeli firm relies on nanotechnology to make its new battery. More exactly, it uses “nanodots”, which are bio-organic peptide molecules that allow the battery to quickly soak up power and retain it.

Interestingly, Reuters says that StoreDot is backed by an unnamed leading Asian smartphone maker, as well as by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich (who, as many certainly know, is the owner of Chelsea London football club).

All in all, we’re certainly looking forward to hearing more about this! What about you?

source: Reuters via XDA

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19 Comments

1. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Make sure the battery would last 3-4 days then fast charging is good but if battery is just hardly for a day then what's the point of fast charging.

2. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

I mean I don't want to look for wall socket every time battery becomes low.

4. DaveElliott

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

So you'd prefer neither if you could not get both?

20. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I prefer slow discharge over quick charge over neither. Quick charge still requires me to find a power outlet some time during the day and possibly carry a charging cable around with me.

5. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

Remember this is charging for 30 seconds for a days use. I find your comment really disturbing for some reason.

3. Sreddy unregistered

i like where the future is heading!!!

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Quick charge should give that much or more backup from the battery.

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

how about NFC charging in 1.2 sec. year 2020.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

*inductive charging NFC plays no role in wireless charging

9. DKUK01

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

Hmmmm, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is the owner of Chelsea FC, who are in turn, sponsored heavily by Samsung. I just wonder...

11. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

hey nice detcective skills, seemes like it!!

14. michaelny2001

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

And don't forget who is Putin's adviser... It's much more complicated than it seems. Too many companies involved and too much money to make or lose. This is not like world war 1 or even 2, way more complicated with too many tech companies being tangled in everything and everybody has allies with everybody.

10. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

The Mobile and Pc Markets never seem to come out with a Solution to sort batteries out for Years,Why?as took them ages to sort this out ,as this is one of the Main Function you check out before buying a Phone,Tablet or Laptop

15. tokuzumi

Posts: 1923; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

This is relevant to my interests

16. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

I am glad it's not backed by Apple

17. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I've heard this news a few months ago...

19. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I would rather have slow discharge rather than quick charge.

22. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Hope so somebddy will b working on Nano technology.

23. alannyny

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 27, 2012

This technology would dovetail nicely with advertising-supported free charging kiosks, which are already being installed. NYC just contracted to have old public payphones converted to such use, for example. So need to carry a cable or find a wall outlet/socket/point/whatever. Plus for those who drive cars, done.

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