In recent years, smartphones have grown in size and power, whereas not much have been done in the battery technology sector. This has made smartphone users to manage and struggle to get through just one day without having to plug in their phones to charge at some point.
Notwithstanding, here is good news, Sony is now developing a brand new kind of battery that could have a capacity of 40% higher than the already existing models.
Nikkei, a Japanese publication reported that Sony’s new battery will use a sulphur compound as an electrode material, this will increase its energy density by volume from 700wh/l to 1000wh/l. This implies that the new battery will be able to last 40% longer compared to a regular battery of the same size.
Sony wants to bring them to the market first as smartphone batteries after which, it will branch out to other applications. Providential isn’t it? Well, this will take a few years as Sony is planning to make them available by 2020 commercially, so it might take some time before they get to your phone.
As we know, battery technology has been crawling but recently, Chinese electronic manufacturer Huawei demonstrated how a new battery was charged from 0 to 50% in about 5 minutes in November, this is so much faster than the 2-3 hours it normally takes to fully charge a smartphone. So we can see how feasible the new project is right?
Sony Corporation was founded by Masaru Ibuka, Akio Morita. The Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation is headquartered in Kōnan Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Its diversified business includes consumer and professional electronics, gaming, entertainment and financial services. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for the consumer and professional markets and is ranked 116th on the 2015 list of Fortune Global 500. It’s subsidiary, Sony Mobile Communications Inc. (formerly Sony Ericsson) is a multinational mobile phone manufacturing company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It focuses exclusively on the smartphone market under the Xperia name.