Samsung's graphene batteries, which can charge a phone in 12 minutes, rumored to arrive in 2019

Emphasis on rumored

Rumor mill: While smartphones are becoming increasingly tech-packed, the
one element people want to see improve isn’t advancing as quickly: the
batteries. One solution for making handsets last longer and charge
faster is to use graphene batteries, but they've always been talked
about as a future technology. According to new rumors, however, Samsung
will start adding these batteries to its devices next year.

Back in November 2017, it was reported that Samsung’s Advanced Institute
of Technology (SAIT) was developing a graphene ball coating. It can be
used inside regular lithium-ion cells to increase a battery’s capacity
by up to 45 percent and decrease charging times fivefold.

In addition to holding more capacity and thereby lasting longer, these
batteries will be able to fully charge in just 12 minutes. They’re also
able to maintain stability at up to 60 degrees centigrade, which should
prevent overheating.

Samsung said last November that the technology was in the early stages
of development, but several users on Weibo—the Chinese social media
network—claim the company has completed its work and the graphene
batteries will appear in phones next year. It's also claimed that as the
price of the batteries falls, more companies will use them.

It seems pretty unlikely that the Galaxy S10 will feature graphene
batteries, though mobile head DJ Koh has promised “very significant”
changes to the phone’s design. If the technology really does arrive in
2019, we may see it in the Galaxy Note 10 first. These are still just
rumors, though, but Samsung definitely is developing the tech, so it
will be here at some point in the future.

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