Samsung is working to launch a smartphone with a graphene battery as soon as next year, leaker of phone-related news Evan Blass tweeted on Monday.
According to Blass, Samsung hopes to have “at least one” phone with a graphene battery either in 2020 or 2021.
Graphene is a form of carbon with unique properties that makes it a candidate for battery technology that, potentially, blows lithium ion-based batteries out of the water.
Samsung has been working on graphene-based tech solutions for years, and the company announced it had developed a “graphene ball” battery in late 2017. The battery could charge as much as five times faster as lithium ion batteries, commonly used in smartphones, while also allowing for bigger capacity, but the company hasn’t announced a product based on graphene batteries yet. Read more…