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Huawei boost batteries with graphene-reinforced Li-ion technology

The technology might show up in Huawei phones as early as 2017. (Source: 2017)
The technology might show up in Huawei phones as early as 2017. (Source: 2017)
At a battery symposium in Japan earlier in the week, Huawei presented a graphene-based battery technology that would allow batteries to operate in temperatures 10C higher than current limits. The graphene allows for twice the longevity and lower operating temperatures.

Huawei has announced the creation of a new type of Li-ion battery which utilizes a latticed form of carbon atoms known as graphene. Due to the properties of graphene, the new batteries will be able to withstand higher temperatures and have nearly double the lifespan of traditional Li-ion batteries. The announcement was made at the 57th battery symposium in Chiba, Japan, and is welcome news as the battery is the component with the shortest lifespan for most mobile devices.

The layer of graphene allows the battery to run at 5C cooler during normal operation as well as withstand temperatures 10C higher than current limits. The addition of graphene plus a few other optimizations allow for a cooler, more stable, longer lasting battery that should last about twice as long: according to tests conducted by Huawei, over 70% of the battery's capacity remained after 2000 recharge cycles at a temperature of 60C.

Huawei has yet to announce any details on availability of products with this technology, but if we're lucky we might catch a peek at 2017's MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona. 

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Douglas Black, 2016-12- 6 (Update: 2016-12- 6)
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