In order to come up with a solution to the existing battery issues, Huawei has announced a new quick-charge technology for faster battery charge. The company showed off two prototypes in videos posted online, one of which shows a smartphone battery which as per the company can be recharged up to half its capacity in merely five minutes.
Huawei introduced this technology at the 56th Battery Symposium in Japan, and claimed that it can deliver up to 10 times faster charging speeds in comparison to regular battery chargers, which results in up to 50 percent of battery charge in just few minutes. It demonstrated this new quick-charge technology using a 3,000mAh prototype battery that got charged to 48 percent in about 5 minutes, and a 600mAh battery that got charged to 68 percent in just 2 minutes.
Huawei's battery tech is based on the lithium ion concept that works on cellphone batteries today, however it made some changes at the core level. The company bonded atoms of graphite to the anode, which resulted in a faster charging of battery without affecting the battery life.
Huawei claims its quick charge capability doesn't affect the battery's usage life or the amount of charge it can store, but it does fasten up the charging process.
The Chinese tech company's research and development subsidiary Watt Lab developed this technology for Huawei. With this quick charge battery technology, Huawei is looking forward to enhance battery experience on mobile phones, wearables, electric vehicles, and other electronic devices.
Huawei is not the only to have worked on quick-battery charging technologies, as many smartphone makers have adopted ways to offer quick battery charge features on their phone. For instance, Samsung's top of the line smartphone Galaxy Note 5, as well as other premium phones like Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge come with quick charging capacities, while Motorola Moto X Style also features quick charge technology, which is due to the hardware features. There are many more OEMs that offer similar features to let users charge battery faster. Recently, chipset maker Qualcomm launched its Quick Charge 3.0 technology which can charge twice as fast as Quick Charge 1.0version, and is close to 40 percent more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0 version.