Samsung SDI reveals curved battery for wearables

Samsung SDI reveals curved battery for wearables
Samsung SDI has introduced a curved battery that is made for wearable devices, like its own Gear Fit wristband. The 210mAh cell might seem rather low capacity for a smartphone, but it happens to be the largest capacity battery for a wearable device. At its current size, the battery would allow the Gear Fit to outlast the competition in time between charges. Speaking of competition, Samsung isn't alone in this field as country-mate LG is also producing a curved battery for its LG G Flex smartphone.

The new Samsung battery features a process to increase the energy density of the battery, which is required in such a small cell. The goal for Sammy with the wearable batteries is to pack enough power to run a device like the Gear Fit, but in as small a size as possible. At the same time, the battery has to be flexible to a point. This is why the tech titan's V bending technology is used in the production of the cell, along with new lamination technology.

source: IntoMobile



8. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Samsung emailed me that the battery replacement will be sold at $55. Now that is a rip off if ever I heard.

4. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Didn't Apple patent curved batteries? I know it sounds like a joke, but: US20130108907 Maybe a wearable is not considered portable. (let's hope)

5. iushnt

Posts: 3191; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Apple will even patent the heat rate monitor

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They patented something which they won't produce EVER but they patented it nonetheless. It's probably for trolling purposes anyway since that is all they do now.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

More likely Apple stole the idea and filed the patent first. That is how it works in the US now.

1. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

will it explodes when hitted by hammer...haha, just joking !

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

If it's made by Nokia , I think the hammer will explode first. :)

3. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

they're freaking batteries, so yes they can! -.-

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