Samsung's latest patent promises graphene batteries that last longer, charge faster


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.

source: ZDNet via SamMobile

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17 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Sammy go go go

2. haruken

Posts: 307; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Some are coming up with notches while others are actually pushing the envelope, yet both have similar R&D's...

3. Peacetoall unregistered

well samsung don't use apple parts in their mobile its just the opposite. so one has to step up their game as being a responsible manufacturer and innovator.

7. Nopers unregistered

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.

13. Peacetoall unregistered

"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.

4. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Last longer, charge faster, catch fire faster? Lol all jokes aside new battery tech is amazing news!!

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

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 :-/

6. IT-Engineer

Posts: 568; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

They applied for a patent and got it, this indicates that it's in their roadmap

8. DBounce

Posts: 172; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

9. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's just a prototype, not mass produced (yet, until now)

10. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Huawei's Honor magic used graphene in their battery. Charged faster. However they did not make any claim of "lasting longer".

11. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

It's in headphones check out the zolo liberty true wireless earbuds and xiaomi headphones.

12. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

Once they are able to mass produce graphene in a cost-effective manner, it will change the world.

14. hpspectrex360

Posts: 59; Member since: May 10, 2017

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

15. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1339; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

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.

16. Wazupmrg

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Meanwhile apple still doesn't have fast wireless charging. Lol

17. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

This is what is commonly known as "being ahead". Go Sammy!

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