smartphone with decent high-end specs but its battery doesn’t last very longer? Yeah, I bet it really sucks. But sadly, that is the truth that has been happening in the nowadays touchscreen smartphones.
Many Android, even Apple iPhone (older generations) and iPod Touch that spread out in the market right now do have a really weak battery life. 3 hours or so for gaming or internet browsing, and you are done, your phone will need to be charged again to the full bar, and the next 3 hours later for the same activities, your phone will beg you to be re-charged over again to survive from the death. As a matter of fact,
many smartphone users mostly have the same complaint about their phones, a weak battery life. So what is the best solution for that?
Luckily, a new technology has been found and is ready to tackle that issue in the future. Startup Prieto is the one that is gonna develop it. According to the recent report, this organization is looking forward to develop a battery technology that can make smartphone battery last around 5 hours or so and it can be fully charged again for only 5 minutes. Isn’t that amazing?
Startup Prieto was founded by Amy Prieto, a chemistry professor at Colorado State. This company is currently raising money to fund that project, which requires $6.8 million to make it happen. Right now, the company has managed to collect around $5.5 million and still $1.3 million to go.
Anyway, what makes this kind of technology possible to bring into reality is because the battery works by utilizing the copper nanowires in order to create a solid state lithium-ion battery, instead of the traditional liquid electrolyte. The power will then be harvested in the battery. Finally, the nanowires could create more surface area and would make the charging times much much faster than before.
With this new sensational breakthrough, hopefully many smartphones manufacturers will implement this battery technology to their latest smartphones in the future and eventually, making smartphones reliable to use in much longer period.