Did you ever wonder how the smart gadgets are becoming smaller day by day, yet retaining the power and performance of its larger sized counterparts? In case of making a smart device small and pocketable is not with the SoC or RAM but with the batteries.
Take example the Samsung Gear S2, where the Korean electronics giant succeeded to make a round smart watch solely by using a technology dubbed the Free-Form battery.
Samsung SDI started working on this technology of bendable battery dubbed the Free Form Battery back in December last year. But it wasn't till August that the all new battery went for production and was eventually showcased within the Gear S2 at the IFA. While initial leaks had suggested at a 200mAh battery, the Gear S2 came with a 250mAh battery.
In case Samsung had used a normal rectangular shaped battery in the Gear S2, there were no way that the company could bundle in a large 250mAh battery into the device. This new Free-Form battery not only allowed Samsung to provide an exceptional battery life of 3 days for their latest smartwatch offering.
However we are hopeful of seeing this Free Form battery in many other Samsung devices from now on. Especially Samsung is betting heavily on the wearable section for this year - smart watches and fitness trackers. So how about a Fitness Tracker from the company utilizing the technology.