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Samsung may be ready to mass produce curved batteries

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Samsung may be ready to mass produce curved batteries
LG already has the claim as being the first manufacturer to market with a curved battery, which will be found in the LG G Flex; but, that doesn't mean it will be the only manufacturer or device to feature a curved battery. Samsung has the Galaxy Round with its curved screen, but it doesn't use a curved battery. However, it sounds like future curved Samsung smartphones may come with curved batteries.

A new report from Korea is saying that Samsung is almost ready to begin mass production on both curved batteries and "warped batteries". The president of Samsung SDI Sang Jin Park confirmed the news to reporters yesterday. Samsung SDI is a component division of Samsung that began as the display manufacturing center, and has since expanded into batteries. 

Samsung will be making curved batteries for itself, but in all likelihood it will also be supplying curved batteries to other companies as well. The main benefit of a curved battery is to reduce the unused space in the chassis of a curved display device, and therefore maximize battery life. 

source: ZDNet via pocketnow

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posted on 31 Oct 2013, 08:21 1

1. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

Maybe a curved watch panel can make use of it.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 08:27

2. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

I understand that making curved displays is difficult because there's lot of things going on there. But I don't understand why making curved batteries was difficult. Molding electrodes and substrates in curved share isn't difficult..

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 08:36 1

4. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

The problem is manufacturing them in volume. There is a learning curve, high initial fixed costs, unknowns related to new technology or new processes, supply chain hasn't been put in place, finding production time, etc.

Getting to steady state production is pretty hard. Those initial batches tend to have high failure rates, poor QC, etc, You have make limited batch runs to get gremlins out of the system.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 08:38 1

5. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)

Maybe thay were more focused on screen, now that they know how to make it, it time for bateries

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 09:54 1

7. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Battery life will never be good on the current technology we need to switch to silicon or something even better.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 08:33

3. smallworld (Posts: 504; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Nice ! More explosions !!

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 08:47

6. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

Imagine all the empty space in smartphones filled with battery.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 09:54

8. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

The device would be curved so it would fit well.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 18:07 1

9. Dunknown (Posts: 84; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Oh please. Samsung can even make a flat battery and yet want to go for curved.

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