Huawei has announced a fresh type of battery for use in electronics devices. The fresh battery is the industry’s initially lithium-silicon battery and it promises huge improvements in safety and charging speeds.
The battery was revealed on Monday by the Huawei Customer Business Group. Huawei says they swapped the graphite-based anodes for Lithium-Silicon because the latter increases the power retention of the battery and Additionally makes it more durable.
Huawei believes the fresh battery tech will bring a huge change to the way we use phones. The reproduced quote Here sums up their expectations:
Just such as how multi-touch technology modified the way displays work, Huawei’s ultra-fast charging technologies will redefine the way people use smartphones and free users in nomophobia — the fear of having with no access to telephones – Huawei
Huawei says the battery has a 3D nitrogen-doped carbon network coating that can be synthesized at a low temperature and has a high conductivity what achievements in ultra-fast charging. Huawei didn’t provide an example of how fast a sample battery can be charged. However, they did mention that ultra-fast charging charges using a low voltage and a high current, unlike most fast charging technologies that use a high voltage-low current method.
The Chinese company adds that “the innovation is based on electrochemical kinetics advancements what allow ultra-fast charging batteries to support greater energy efficiency and current input. Leveraging the nitrogen-doped carbon frame, Huawei much better the stability intercalation and deintercalation of lithium.”
Unfortunately, there is no info on when the new battery tech will enter commercial production yet.
This is Huawei’s second huge break in battery tech in just 2 years. In 2016, it reported it had achieved a breakthrough in Graphene-Assisted High-Temperature Li-ion batteries. Those graphene-infused batteries can work at high temperatures as the graphene helped with heat dissipation. The batteries are also said to have double the battery life of Li-ion batteries.