Samsung's latest patent promises graphene batteries that last longer, charge faster
by Peter Kostadinov / Nov 27, 2017, 5:28 AM
Samsung has just received a patent for an odd 'graphene ball' invention that might be quite beneficial to smartphone batteries. Developed by SAIT (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology), the invention introduces batteries with extremely high volumetric energy density, reportedly lasting roughly 45% more than their current-gen counterparts, which could easily become the next big breakthrough on the scene.
Aside from being longer-lasting, Samsung's new graphene balls will also allow li-ion batteries to charge up to 5 times faster than before. Thus, in 12 minutes a graphene ball li-ion battery will be topped up as much as a regular li-ion battery in an hour.
Finally, the graphene ball batteries are reportedly capable of maintaing workload temepratures of around 60 degrees Celsius, making them a prime candidate for use in future electric cars.
As usual with such battery-related inventions that sound inherently promising, there's no way of knowing if Samsung will be willing to implement this new technology in any of its upcoming devices, nevermind the Galaxy S9 or the Note 9. Of course, here's to hoping that someday we will get our hands on devices with super-batteries inside, but for now, these are still a futuristic tech that's yet to arrive to everyone's pockets.
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Some are coming up with notches while others are actually pushing the envelope, yet both have similar R&D's...
posted on Nov 27, 2017, 5:31 AM 28
R&D budgets aren't exactly comparable considering Apple has a completely different business model to Samsung, Apple have to spread their budget across Software/services and hardware/manufacturing processes whereas Samsung have to split with electronics, mobile, fabrication etc (and washing machines that catch fire). This research came from a Samsung institute but they've undoubtedly been given a hefty grant from the government considering Samsung makes up something like 20% of South Koreas GDP.
posted on Nov 27, 2017, 6:14 AM 1
"Apple have to spread their budget across Software/services and hardware/manufacturing processes." Software services like - constantly patching the bugs like 1+2+3 =24. Hardware manufacturing process like - bend gate , antenna gate, touch ID fail, touch disease , fake sapphire lens on camera, faulty adapters etc.
posted on Nov 27, 2017, 7:19 AM 15
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Graphene again? I've seen gazillions news about possible usage of graphene in the last 10 years, But I haven't seen any of it come to consumer products. Guess we'll need to wait Chinese figure out how to mass producing graphene :-/
posted on Nov 27, 2017, 5:58 AM 1
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Really? Graphene batteries have been out for awhile now...https://www.google.com/amp/s/a
mp.reddit.com/r/electronic_cig arette/comments/4sdrf3/graphen e_batteries_hit_the_stage_4800 mah_18650/
posted on Nov 27, 2017, 6:14 AM 1
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Samsung's hardware is better in many aspects, but Apple has a MUCH better ecosystem and integration with the rest of their products. When you think of Samsung, all you really think about are the S series and the Note series. With Apple, nearly* none of their products can be said to be crap, which is probably why people invested in the Apple ecosystem aren't willing to switch. Of course, this makes a lot more sense if most of your devices are Apple products. If you only have, say, 1 Apple device, this can't really apply all that well. With that said, people who buy 1 Apple product and like it tend to buy more, whereas people who buy a good Samsung product will probably never go all-out Samsung only. *iPhone battery case and Magic Mouse 2 charging aside
posted on Nov 27, 2017, 9:39 AM 0
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Graphene batteries have been in the research/development phases door the last decade. They may one day be viable but at the moment the other technologies needed to mass produce them cheaply made not be ready.
posted on Nov 27, 2017, 1:14 PM 0
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