Sony announces new line of slim external batteries
Sony has just announced a new range of slim batteries for smartphones and tablets. The capacity ranges from 3,500 to 7,000mAh, weigh around 198 grams and measure 130.6mm by 12.9mm.Sony is also working on a range of tiny portable plug in style batteries for smartphones.
[quote]This thin type of battery is Sony’s strength,” said spokesman Jin Tomihari. “The smartphone market is growing, so the battery market is also growing accordingly.”[/quote]
Both battery types the flat one pictured and the round portable one, are set to launch in the coming months with prices ranging from 2,300 yen (Rs 1600) to 7,000 yen (Rs 5000). Sony said the 3,500mAh version of its new line can be reused about 500 times, and can charge a typical smartphone in about 130 minutes. They can be recharged in about 8 hours by USB and 4 hours by electric socket.