A recent tweet from Evan Blass (@evleaks) revealed that Samsung has nearly completed developing its new graphene battery technology. Samsung reportedly plans to release this technology in at least one of its mobile handsets released by the end of 2021.
Battery technology development has been very stagnant over the years. Graphene batteries could bring modification to that, providing a few enhancements over the present lithium-ion technology, including significantly faster charge times.
“Samsung is hoping to have at least one handset either next year or in 2021, I’m told, which will feature a graphene battery instead. Capable of a full charge within half an hour, they still require to raise capacities while lowering costs,” tweets @evleaks.
As @evleaks points out, devices with graphene batteries will reportedly be able to charge faster than present lithium-ion batteries. Some other possible merits with graphene batteries include higher capacities, less weight, and lowered costs.
Using graphene in technology is not a new concept. Corporates and organizations have been working for many years now to present graphene products to the custom electronics industry. Panasonic has already developed a small flexible graphene battery, Korean researches revealed their potential transparent graphene memory modules, and Samsung has also been developing graphene technology to create flexible displays. But still, no one has been quite this close to having a completed graphene battery product that is ready to be brought to market.
If Samsung can successfully develop these graphene batteries, it could dramatically modify the mobile phone landscape, cementing Samsung’s place as a leader in battery tech development and blowing the competition out of the water. And no, not like that this time.