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Huawei shows off battery tech than can go from 0% to 50% charge in minutes
The unveiling took place at the Battery Symposium in Japan. Huawei demoed two different varieties of their new approach to battery design: a 600 mAh capacity model and a 3000 mAh one. From a 0% charge, the 600 mAh version reached a 68% charge in two minutes. The 3000 mAh showed even more impressive charge speeds, with its substantially larger capacity reaching 48% in just five minutes.
This is not an isolated experiment. Huawei has tested these batteries extensively and believes they foreshadow a revolution in lithium battery development. If the design is cost-efficient, then they’re right on. These charge speeds blow the pants off Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging and Qualcomm’s Quick Charge.
Huawei claims that this method of battery design doesn’t affect battery life. The charge speeds are able to be obtained by using hectometers bonded to a molecule of graphite in anode. Huawei says that this functions as a “catalyst for the capture and transmission of lithium through carbon bonds.” The company seems eager to get the product into the marketplace, and says they are currently in talks with partners for manufacturing and distribution.