10x extra battery life with new Li-ion battery technology for phones
It seems the biggest problem with today’s powerful smartphones is that the battery isn’t keeping pace with today’s advanced mobile technology resulting in poor smartphone battery performance as evidenced by the recent complaints about the iPhone 4S battery; however things may soon be in for a change.
According to an article over on Android and Me by way of PC Mag, researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new Lithium-ion electrode that is said to enable Li-ion batteries to hold 10x the battery charge of current batteries.
Harold H. Kung of Northwestern University says they have discovered a way to extend a new lithium-ion battery’s charge life by up to ten times and even after it has been charged 150 times, which should equate to 1-year or more of operation and is still five times more effective than current lithium-ion batteries available today.
The tech behind the new battery technology as one would no doubt is complicated, but basically breaking it down to user terms it means that future smartphone batteries may offer extended life.
Currently most Android handset batteries deliver anywhere from a full day to 5 hours of usage according to the guys, and no doubt that battery life depends on just what you are doing with your handset, and let’s face it any battery that can deliver extended life to your smartphone no matter what platform you are using has got to be a move in the right direction.
For those of you that love to read all the technical jargon you can check it all out by reading a paper called “In-Plane Vacancy-Enabled High-Power Si-Graphene Composite Electrode for Lithium-Ion Batteries,” which can be found here.
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