Nokia Claims Of Doubling Smartphone Battery Via New Tech
The onset of smartphones carried an innate problem of lower battery life, caused due to higher mobile computing on older battery types. The first few waves of smartphones hadn’t implemented any revolutionary design to curb the quick-drying devices. However, OEMs quickly caught on and developed smartphones with better and longer battery life. Nokia now sits at the forefront with its claim of doubling the known battery life of its devices.
Most smartphone manufacturers have either increased the battery capacity or optimised it through AI. Even smart machine learning has been used to cleverly increase battery backup of handsets. The world is now moving towards a faster and more power hungry networking bandwidth, namely 5G. The need for smartphones to cope with the higher bandwidth will soon place emphasis on improving battery life again
An announcement was made from the Nokia Bell Labs and AMBER, the SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research. Reportedly, 5G will consume more battery than 4G networks. Nokia plans on battling this by packing more energy into a smaller space via the new battery technology. This could potentially have a huge impact in the near future that is 5G enabled. Nokia’s Bell Labs device expertise in collaboration with AMBER’s material sciences knowledge has helped solve hurdles on various dimensions.
Nokia has claimed that the lithium nanotube-aided battery developed by the conjunction can deliver upto 2.5 times the battery life provided by any of the industries current best smartphones. The smartphone manufacturers need not worry about the thickness of their smartphones. The company claims that the aforementioned battery bump can be achieved without even increasing the battery size. Nokia’s new technology would essentially double the battery life in the same slim form factor everyone is accustomed to.
An underlying benefit of this technology is the potential to improve large-scale energy grids powered by renewable energy. A study conducted by Wood Mackenzie, a UK-based chemicals firm, confirmed this by reporting an estimated 25 times higher energy storage capacity than the current systems that are implemented.
The idea of smartphones lasting twice as long in real life scenarios is a big deal with massive implications. Various industries can seek to benefit from this innovation in technology. Nokia can potentially change the game on battery standards for the entire smartphone industry. Unfortunately, the announcement has yet to provide any substantial evidence or ETA as to when the new technology might actually be seen. It is expected to be officially showcased in a year, but future smartphone integration might be even slower.