Lithium-Ion batteries have been around since 1991 and Samsung’s research arm has introduced a new technology which would make it even better. Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) has patented a “graphene ball” technology which can prolong battery life by 45% while being able to charge about 5 times faster.
While flagship smartphones have gotten more powerful with each iteration, one of the biggest concerns is definitely battery life. Sure, you can do more on a smartphone these days but it’s a hassle if you need to carry a power bank in order to last a full day.
Ahead of its big reveal, Huawei promises that the Mate 10 will offer great battery life from a single charge. Sounds pretty promising and they have just confirmed its battery capacity as well.
The iPhone 8/8 Plus went on sale for about a week now and it is available at first wave countries including Australia, China and Singapore. Now there are reports of battery issues in Taiwan and Japan which causes the iPhone 8 Plus to pop right open.
Before the launch of the upcoming Galaxy Note8, Samsung gave their loyal note fans a treat with the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition (FE). These devices are basically refurbished (and unopened) Note7s with a new battery in it.
But did they really slap in a new battery? Well, iFixit tore their Fan Edition to pieces to find out.
An interesting report surfaced on Reuters which claims that Samsung will likely pin the blame for their exploding Galaxy Note7 smartphones on the battery. The thing is, this is already something the company has done in the past — hence the recall — but that didn’t turn out so well for them when the replacement units themselves started catching fire too.
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Hectic is what many would use to discuss the daily lives of modern individuals, and at the heart of it all is our smartphones. We travel from place to place using GPS navigation apps like Waze and Google Maps, take photos, check our social media feed, watch videos and play games.
It’s pretty insane how much we rely on our smartphones but many of them can barely keep up with us, needing to be constantly recharged. As a result, power banks have become a mainstay in our bags or clutches.
We’ve all probably heard of the tragic case of Suhana Mohamad, who was electrocuted to death this weekend due to chatting on her smartphone while it was plugged in. This unfortunate event is a strike of extreme bad luck and what’s likely to be an unsafe charger.
If you’ve ever ran out of juice on your smartphone, you’d appreciate some form of quick-charging. Whether you’re on the go with your device needing a quick fix or simply forgetting to charge it the day before. Hence the existence of quick-charge, the wonderful piece of innovation that gets your smartphones recharged at a fast-pace; though it isn’t without some detrimental effects to the lifespan of your battery.
Huawei hopes to take it a step further by lacing these lithium ion batteries with graphite, around the anodes – shown in a video below, it’ll blow any derivative of fast-charging by a mile at no expense of your battery’s lifespan.
Power banks are a life saver for our gadgets but they can be bulky to carry around. With wearables becoming a new trend, how about a power bank that you can wear with you wherever you go? That’s what Ion Tech Wear plans to accomplish with its new Ion Belt. It’s an elegant looking leather belt that could juice up your smart phone during critical moments.
You may not have noticed, but the Facebook app for iPhone and iPad apparently is using more battery than it should. This came to light as Facebook Engineer Ari Grant has admitted a couple of battery related issues but he assures that a fix is on its way.