Huawei has introduced a new quick-charge technology which is said to deliver about 10 times faster charging speeds as compared to standard charger, and can charge the battery up to 50 percent in a few minutes. The technology was unveiled at the 56th Battery Symposium in Japan. Also Read - Jio 5G service: Reliance Jio, Intel partner to develop 5G network for IndiaAlso Read - Honor phones to come with Google Mobile Services: Report
While demonstrating the new quick-charge technology, Huawei showed a 3,000mAh battery getting charged to 48 percent in about 5 minutes, while a 600mAh battery got charged till 68 percent in mere two minutes. Huawei claims its quick charge capability doesn’t hurt the lifespan or longevity of the battery. Also Read - Huawei 2021 event: HarmonyOS 2.0, Huawei P50 Pro, Watch 3 series and more
How Huawei’s quick-charge tech works?
According to Huawei, the company bonded heteroatoms to the molecule of graphite in anode, which could be a catalyst for the capture and transmission of lithium through carbon bonds. The heteroatoms increase the charging speed of batteries without decreasing energy density or battery life.
Huawei is hoping its new quick charge batteries will help the electronics devices segment, including mobile phones, electric vehicles and wearables.
Battery life has continued to be one of the main challenges for smartphone brands. Though a few brands have launched smartphones with large batteries, they have to compromise in terms of form factor to fit in bigger batteries, which result into bulkier mobile devices. Quick charge technology is considered as one of the alternatives for optimizing battery life of mobile devices.
Back in September this year, Qualcomm unveiled its Quick Charge 3.0, which it says can charge twice as fast as Quick Charge 1.0 and is 38 percent more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0. The technology supports all major connectors including USB Type-A, USB micro, USB Type-C, or proprietary connectors.