Lithium ion-based batteries are currently the norm for smartphones. However, these batteries are not the most efficient, as they have relatively low capacities and weak durability. Therefore, many smartphone manufacturers are searching for ways to replace lithium batteries.
Samsung to release a graphene battery device soon
Recently, a leak suggested that Samsung is planning to release a smartphone with a new type of graphene battery, as soon as possible. The leak was posted by Evan Blass on his Twitter page. He added that Samsung hopes to launch at least one device with a graphene battery in the following two years.
A graphene is a form of carbon that has special properties that could make it the best choice for battery technology. Graphene batteries could even replace lithium all together in the near future.
Back in 2017, Samsung announced that its developers created a graphene ball that has the ability to charge five times faster than lithium-ion batteries, offering a full charge in under 30 minutes, while also allowing for improved capacities. Even more, graphene batteries would degrade at a much slower rate over time. However, we haven’t heard Samsung discuss the subject ever since.
Samsung faces many challenges with graphene batteries
Blass also mentioned that the main issue Samsung developers are encountering right now is the capacity of the graphene batteries, which seems to be too small. Therefore, Samsung hasn’t introduced graphene batteries yet because the company is looking for ways to raise the capacity of the battery, while also lowering the cost of production.
In the past, Samsung experimented with the boundaries of lithium-ion batteries with the Galaxy Note 7, and we all know it did not end well. Therefore, it’s understandable that the company is now taking time to enhance the final product before releasing it on the market. Eventually, Samsung will release devices with graphene batteries.