Companies have had a hard time achieving all-day battery life. There are some like Motorola with the DROID MAXX and DROID Turbo that have giant batteries packed into their little frames while others seek ways of optimizing their software in hopes of obtaining that dream. As tech and software become more efficient, we’re going to get better battery life eventually but with the ever increasing specs being crammed into small phone frames, progress may continue to be hit-or-miss. Battery life has been hit-or-miss so far to this point, so much so that Android M will feature new code to put our Android devices into deep sleep.
Here in the not-so-distant future we may finally see battery tech that actually achieves all day battery life and then some, as Samsung has potentially struck battery-gold. While the Korean company’s Galaxy S6 is a radical redesign, it’s received poor marks for its battery life and a lack of being able to remove/replace the battery. However, a non-removable battery may be an OK thing with the new discovery.
Samsung has figured out a way to coat its batteries with graphene. For those that don’t know, graphene is a conductive material grown on a silicon carbide substance. It can then be combined with a lithium battery with the shiny result in that it lasts 1.5-1.8 times as long as a traditional lithium battery, thanks in part to the layered structure of the company’s graphene.
While the tech could extend the battery life of our favorite smartphones and tablets, it could have even more applications beyond such devices. For instance, the batteries could give electric vehicles longer ranges before having to be plugged in.
Sadly, while this is all well and good, we’re probably a few years away from seeing this in our day-to-day consumer products. That said, I’m pretty sure we can all agree that better battery life is a welcomed idea. Do you want better battery life in your tech devices, or are you happy with the way things are now? Let us know in the comments below or on any of our social media accounts.Source: TechnoBuffalo