Whenever a new smartphone is unveiled, we rush to check its battery endurance, like how long can it stream content, stay alive on 4G, support audio playback and so on. Phone makers are aware of this, and thus entered new technologies like wireless charging, battery packs and quick charging solutions. But what Huawei came up with last Friday is something we would have normally expected a few years down the line.
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Huawei have basically tweaked the electrode design and in their own words, "bonded heteroatoms to the molecule of graphite in anode, which could be a catalyst for the capture and transmission of lithium through carbon bonds." This basically means that charging speed increases without compromising battery life or energy density.
Huawei tested the new technique on two batteries- a 600 mAh one and a 3,000 mAh one. The former charged up to 68 per cent in two minutes and the larger one, which is close to the usual ones in our smartphones, clocked an amazing 48 per cent in five minutes.
As of now, the ruling champion is Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 which, Qualcomm claims, can make a smartphone battery charge up to 60 per cent in thirty minutes. Qualcomm adds that a usual charging method will fill up just 12 per cent in the same time period.
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Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 is extremely popular, featuring in flagship phones like Google Nexus 6, HTC One M9, LG G4, LG V10, BlackBerry Priv, Samsung GALAXY Note Edge, Moto X and Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.
Given how fast Huawei's new technology perks up smartphone batteries, Qualcomm's dominance is set to disappear in the blink of an eye. You may continue to be sceptical about some features in your phone, but we're sure battery life won't be among them.