Mobile battery that charges in minutes!
Another story about a mobile battery that charges up really quickly, posing the question - is anyone going to actually release any of these batteries to the public, instead of just dangling them in front of everyone?
Anyway, this mobile phone battery can charge to 50% in a mere five minutes, and has been produced by Huawei. The lithium-ion cell is similar in size and capacity to the batteries normally fitted in smartphones. However, this one charges up ten times faster.
How does it do it? Well, Huawei say that atoms of graphite bonded to the battery’s anode allow it to charge more quickly, without affecting the amount of energy it can store. Marvellous. Release it already.
They showed it off at an event in Japan, and they say that they've got another battery that can charge up to 68% in two minutes.
A blog on a Huawei fan site (yes, that's a thing) said: "Soon, we will all be able to charge our batteries to full power in the time it takes to grab a coffee."
You can see a demonstration of the battery here.