Samsung would launch a cell phone with a graphene battery in one or two years
Samsung has filed a patent two years ago about a new graphene-based technology which allowed to create batteries able to store a 45% more charge in the same space than a current lithium battery. The patents may not materialize, but it seems that this is the case and Samsung would be ready to launch it in a terminal.
This has been revealed Evan Blass, known for its precise mobile "leaks", which allowed us to see the first real photos of dozens of mobile phones exclusively. Blass revealed that Samsung plans to launch in 2020 or 2021 a mobile phone using a graphene battery instead of a lithium-ion battery.
Thanks to this new battery, the mobile phone would not only increase its density by at least a 45% higher percentage, but would also recharge up to five times faster. load a mobile completely in less than 30 minutes, while it currently takes about two hours for a full charge of 0 to 100%.
Although the charging speed is much higher (for example, it is not wise to use Superchargers continuously in the Tesla), the deterioration of these graphene batteries is lower, so that the durability increases. that the storage capacity increases. Charges over the years. In addition, once production reaches an adequate level, the price of batteries will also decrease.
Graphene batteries do not explode
Another important benefit of these batteries is that they would be very useful. safer. Lithium use a liquid electrolyte which, in contact with the air, come into combustion and cause the battery to burn and explode. In this case, the electrolyte used is graphene, which does not burn on contact with the air.
This would be great news for Samsung, which would have a technology that its rivals do not have and that would allow it to gain even more market share. In the second half, Samsung was responsible for 40% of mobile phones sold in Europe. Its best-selling terminal was the Galaxy A50 with 3.2 million units, followed by the A40 with 2.2 million units.
We do not know anything about the terminal that will include this battery, but it would have limited traffic because Samsung would further increase its production capacity while reducing its costs. Initially, it was planned that the The graphene pile arrived this yearbut eventually, it seems like it will take at least one or two more.