New Sony battery reportedly gets 40% better life
posted by Michael H. / Dec 18, 2015, 2:09 PM
The big change is rather than lithium-ion, which has been the standard for electronics batteries since 1991, Sony is working on a new high-capacity battery based on a sulfur compound. Normally, the electrode in sulfur-based batteries dissolves into the electrolyte too fast during each charging cycle, which decreases the capacity of the battery. But, Sony claims it has found the solution to this problem (double meaning alert!), and can build batteries with 40% more capacity using the sulfur compound.
This would mean that in the best case scenario, a phone like the Nexus 6P would be able to have a 4500mAh battery the same physical size as the current 3220mAh battery; the Samsung Galaxy S6 could have a 3750mAh battery rather than 2550mAh; and, the Apple iPhone 6 could have 2530mAh battery rather than 1810mAh.
Of course, it could also mean that manufacturers would make devices thinner and keep the same size batteries, but that possibility gets our rage spiking out of control.
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in 2020. So just another story about batteries.
posted on Dec 18, 2015, 2:15 PM 12
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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.
posted on Dec 18, 2015, 2:31 PM 5
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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.
posted on Dec 19, 2015, 6:47 AM 6
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Sony-sama improves! ソニーが向上 !
posted on Dec 18, 2015, 4:43 PM 1
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but samsung senpai still not impressed :-/
posted on Dec 18, 2015, 7:36 PM 1
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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.
posted on Dec 18, 2015, 5:27 PM 2
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Nexus 6p has a 3450mAh battery. Do some research for better reputation PA!
posted on Dec 19, 2015, 7:00 AM 0
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Have you seen the battery life benchmarks on Nexus 6p?
posted on Dec 19, 2015, 9:08 AM 0
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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.
posted on Dec 19, 2015, 11:20 AM 0
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