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Samsung is developing a lithium-ion battery that can fully charge in 12 minutes

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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.

For a battery that takes an hour to fully charge, the usage of graphene ball will reduce charging time to as little as 12 minutes. The new technology will also allow the battery to maintain temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius, making them more practical for electric vehicles.

The technology is still in its early stage so it might take years before you can find them in your next smartphone. You can check out SAIT’s findings over here.


Alexander Wong