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Huawei’s New Battery Charges Up to 10x Faster

Electronic manufacturing powerhouse Huawei has unveiled a new quick-charge technology that is said to charge phone batteries ten times faster than standard chargers.

The charge system, which has been practically shown to charge a 3000 mAh battery to 50% in little over five minutes and a 600mAh battery to 68 percent in two minutes, was introduced at the 56th Battery Symposium (Nov 11-13) in Japan.

Battery life has been a major challenge for smartphones, tablets and now wearable devices, and Huawei hopes that this new technology will provide the much needed solution to manufacturers of these devices.

In coming up with the technology, 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’s invention is not the first quick-charge technology to hit the stage; earlier this year, Qualcomm introduced its Quick Charge 3.0 which has been described as 38% more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0 and twice faster than Quick Charge 1.0. But with the ability to guarantee you 8 hours of battery life in less than 15 minutes of charging, the Huawei technology is expected to take over the market by storm.

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