Samsung rumored to have completed graphene battery development, may bring it to Galaxy Note 10
Graphene may be the substance to replace lithium-ion (Li-ion) technology in the future. Research has shown that it can help to form batteries with improved capacity, charging times and charge-retention properties compared to Li-ion batteries of comparable volumes. Accordingly, Samsung has been reported to have been developing graphene-based power packs for devices such as smartphones.
A new leak on the part of the tipster SamsungMobile.News indicates that this process is now complete. This would mean that Samsung may be ready to roll consumer-grade graphene batteries out, and to incorporate them in its upcoming round of device releases. When asked about which phones these would be exactly on Twitter, SamsungMobile.News replied: "Hopefully on Galaxy S10 haha...or maybe Note 10".
This may suggest that the more realistic timeframe for the introduction of graphene batteries may coincide with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (i.e. in mid- to late-2019). As the material can deliver as much as 45% greater charge capacity compared to an equivalent amount of Li-ion battery chemistry, it is to be hoped that its advent in the smartphone battery world is coming at least this soon.