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Samsung SDI reveals curved battery for wearables

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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.

"As the global market for smartbands is anticipated to expand sharply in the near future, Samsung SDI will continue to make efforts to become the No. 1 player in the smartband batteries market"-Lee Kyung-sang, Samsung

Samsung SDI's 210mAh curved battery for wearable devices

Samsung SDI's 210mAh curved battery for wearable devices

source: IntoMobile

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posted on 21 Apr 2014, 04:11

1. garyII (Posts: 160; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)

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

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 04:17 4

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

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

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 04:30 2

3. nlbates66 (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)

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

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 04:39

4. technitude (Posts: 184; Member since: 19 Dec 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)

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 07:32

5. iushnt (Posts: 2259; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

Apple will even patent the heat rate monitor

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 09:19

6. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 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.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 16:55

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

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

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 21:33

8. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

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

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