When it comes to my dream list of innovations in mobile gadgets, at the top I would certainly put a new type of battery that would not need to be charged so often and charged in the blink of an eye. That's why I support Samsung.
It turns out that the Korean manufacturer did not rest on its laurels after registering a patent for a graphene smartphone battery. On the contrary. According to information received by Evan Blass - one of the best-informed people in the smartphone world - it follows that the first Samsung smartphone with a graphene cell can see the light of day next year. This is of course the earliest date, but I will not really be offended if the new type of battery will require more time to refine.
Samsung graphene battery
It is worth waiting for the new type of cell. Graphene cells will solve many problems of today's electronics. First and foremost: a graphene battery with the same volume as its lithium-ion counterpart can store much more energy. Until we have a production copy, it is difficult to say how much more - it is currently estimated that it can be from 40 to 60 percent. more compared to lithium-ion cells.
The second issue is the charging time. Graphene, thanks to its properties, does not heat up as much as today's links. This means that it can take a much larger dose of energy much faster. In practice, this means that the graphene battery will be charged from 0 to 100 percent. it shouldn't take more than a dozen or so minutes. Of course, a lot depends on the software that controls the loading process.
- Research that has been carried out by external companies showed that a typical cell phone with a suitable capacious battery with battery graphene cells could be charged in 5 seconds - says Łukasz Nowiński from FreeVolt, a producer of graphene solar cells.
The third wonderful property of graphene is its strength. Graphene is nothing more than a honeycomb-like carbon structure built of tightly packed atoms. It is also in some sense two-dimensional - i.e. its thickness is only one carbon atom. Such two-dimensional carbon layers are extremely durable - many experts say that graphene can be successfully used in construction - it is about 200 times stronger than steel and about 100 times lighter than it (assuming that the bar of graphene and steel has same thickness). This will therefore affect the durability of smartphones. Ie. Of course, this has nothing to do with broken screens, but it's nice to know that someone will have to try hard to ignite the built-in battery, for example.
Graphene batteries will be made of carbon
Here, I count on Samsung's marketing department, which can announce to everyone, that Samsung, wanting to show its deep concern for the environment, will use carbon obtained from CO2 floating in our atmosphere. Imagine this beautiful scenario where producers of technological equipment suddenly suck power of one of the greenhouse gas most affecting the Earth's climate, because it suddenly began to pay off. Cyk, global warming problem solved thanks to Samsung Galaxy Note 13.
Returning to Earth, however, I am extremely curious where and how Samsung plans to produce new graphene cells. Poles have several patents regarding graphene production. So it would be best if our country became the world's largest graphene basin. However, I'm afraid that Koreans will want to produce graphene at home. Maybe they'll buy back some patents from us. Would be nice.
Most, however, I can not wait for smartphones charged in a quarter that will work a few days without charging.
Graphene battery in Samsung smartphone already in 2020. What exactly will change?