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New battery technology could double battery capacity in 2017

New battery technology could double battery capacity in 2017

New battery technology could double battery capacity in 2017

New battery technology could double battery capacity in 2017

 

It looks like new batteries with double the energy capacity/density could be coming to drones and phones in 2017 and high range electric vehicles in 2018.  

This technology was created by Solid Energy Systems, a MIT spin-off company who have developed a new Lithium Ion battery design which uses a high-energy lithium metal foil and a new liquid hybrid electrolyte which eliminates the temperature constraints and a lot of the unwanted chemical reactions that plague traditional batteries.   

Simply put these new batteries will allow mobile devices to be created with a battery that is 2x smaller with the same capacity or a battery that is the same size with 2x the capacity. 

 

  New battery technology could double battery capacity in 2017

 

With a lot of these new battery technologies there are tremendous difficulties when it comes to bringing these new technologies out of the laboratory and into the real world.

Hopefully Solid Energy will be successful and launch these batteries on schedule, as I certainly would love to own a phone which can last more than a day on a single charge.   

 

You can join the discussion on Solid Energy's new battery technology on the OC3D Forums

 

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21-08-2016, 12:44:20

NeverBackDown
If this is the case, i'd wait to upgrade my next phone just to get this tech.Quote

21-08-2016, 13:59:57

WillSK
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
If this is the case, i'd wait to upgrade my next phone just to get this tech.
You and me both dude! I do really like my iPhone but the battery life is discraceful! I also find that after a year the battery life is considerably worse than when first purchasedQuote

21-08-2016, 15:03:18

Chrazey
If an iPhone could get this alongside wireless charging, like the Samsung's S7 Edge can do... Then it will be a total winner in my eyes and I'll purchase that shait straight away!Quote

21-08-2016, 15:13:30

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by WillSK View Post
You and me both dude! I do really like my iPhone but the battery life is discraceful! I also find that after a year the battery life is considerably worse than when first purchased
Iphones get the worst of it tbh. I always find they die so quickly, they must use terrible grade cells for there phones. Wouldn't surprise me tbh. Add in the fact they always have small capacity batteries, just means it has less life cycle's. So when you have less life cycle's and small capacity, it's basically set up for failure after a year. They probably do that on purpose to get people to upgrade though.
On andriod i never have this problem. My old HTC M8 and my new Nexus 5X both easily last me more than a day. I have a friend who has a 6P and is a heavy user, he charges his phone on the 2nd night and when he starts he still has 20% left in the battery. It just amazes me the differences in Android and Iphone battery lives.

But yeah, i'd definitely wait for this tech to get into the next Nexus phone. If it's better than the 5X or 6P.. that would be one insane battery life! Charge it once a week!Quote

21-08-2016, 18:50:25

Kushiro
So I can finally use the phone for a full day without being stuck to a power point.. Hopefully this is the case. Bye bye Note 6Quote
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