Huawei Officially Announces New Lithium-Silicon Batteries with Ultra-Fast Charging
It was said that Huawei had been working on the fastest charging technology ever. The company confirmed the rumors with its announcement.
Smartphone battery is a topic that cyclically ends up debating when it comes to technology. Especially for smartphones, the device we use almost every day all over the world. And the more these become powerful, the more the consumption increases and with them the need to have more performing batteries.
This is well known by Huawei, one of the names that have long been working to combat this problem. And the solution could reside in the new Lithium-Silicon batteries.
Huawei promises a revolution in the field of batteries
Already in recent years, the Chinese giant had pledged to innovation in the battery industry, with the same Honor Magic 2 that should integrate a next-generation battery.
And now Huawei has unveiled a new patent concerning the first Lithium-Silicon battery. As specified by the source, this technology is an iteration of the batteries that we will probably see on the company’s future smartphones.
Huawei’s new ultra-fast charging technology will come with a new battery and a brand new 40W charger. Nowadays, even with super charge-enabled chargers come up to 22W, the size of the work will come to life.
The silicon anodes in the battery would provide more power than the graphite-based battery, thus increasing the power retention capacity and making it more durable.
“Just like how multi-touch technology changed the way displays work, Huawei’s ultra-fast charging technologies will redefine the way people use smartphones and free users from nomophobia — the fear of having no access to phones,” said the company.
Going into more detail, these new batteries are coated with a 3D modified nitrogen carbon mesh. Thanks to the possibility of synthesizing at low temperatures, the result is a high conductivity, allowing the implementation of ultra-rapid high-voltage charging.
Furthermore, the silicon anodes in this type of battery retain more power than those based on graphite. This means a more resilient battery and an increased energy retention capacity, as well as minimizing losses in efficiency, heat production, and the resulting throttling.
It is unclear at this time which Huawei will use this battery system as ‘default’ technology in the future. However, it is useful to keep an eye on the company’s official statements:
“As long as the ‘multitouch’ technology has changed the operating system of the screens from start to finish, the ultra-fast charging technology will change the smartphone habits of people like this, which will be used to optimize the electrochemical equipment’s ultra-fast charge batteries and power consumption. and to integrate it into existing technology.”
For the moment, the purely commercial details are unknown, so it is not known when the new technology will debut or the actual charging times.