Battery size, recharge time, duration of charge, all these topics are constant in the world of technology and electronic products. Samsung, after all the trouble with Galaxy Note 7, decided to try to change the market a little bit in this respect and is already starting to work on a new type of battery that can be recharged up to 5 times faster than traditional ones. One of the main goals of the Korean company was to develop new battery technologies to prevent what happened with Galaxy Note 7 if it repeated. But that brought even more possibilities than just expected. Samsung’s Higher Institute of Technology (SAIT) unveiled a new form of battery that uses graphene, a form of carbon, which has proved to be more efficient in many respects. The new technology The material was discovered a few years ago, in 2004, but has since been studied. It is more stable and has the ability to conduct energy more quickly than other materials used.
The mechanism studied by Samsung is able to expand the graphene, forming what they call ball of graphene. They are used in a lithium-ion battery and have the ability to charge completely in only 12 minutes of recharging. This is a record time and much lower than the most advanced technology currently on the market, which is Qualcomm’s Quick Charge and takes about 2 hours to go from 0 to 100%. Are there risks? Of course the fact that this recharge is so fast still raises some doubts about safety, after all, will generate even more heat. However, Samsung, which has great interest in preventing this from happening, said it has already conducted studies proving that these batteries can remain stable at up to 60 degrees Celsius. That’s because the company also manufactures batteries for electronic vehicles.