Huawei Unveils Next-Gen Fast-Charging Batteries
Watt Lab, which belongs to the Central Research Institute at Huawei Technology Corporation, unveiled the batteries at the 56th Battery Symposium in Japan, presenting two types of quick-charging lithium-ion batteries.
One of the batteries with a 600 mAh capacity can be charged to 68 per cent capacity in two minutes, and another with a 3,000 mAh capacity can be charged to 48 per cent capacity in five minutes.
Huawei stated that the batteries have undergone many rounds of testing and have been certified by its terminal test department.
“Huawei is confident that this breakthrough in quick-charging batteries will lead to a new revolution in electronic devices, especially with regard to mobile phones, electric vehicles, wearable devices and mobile power supplies,” Huawei stated.
“Soon, we will all be able to charge our batteries to full power in the time it takes to grab a coffee.”
Huawei explained that it “bonded heteroatoms to the molecule of graphite in anode, which could be a catalyst for the capture and transmission of lithium through carbon bonds”, with the heteroatoms increasing the charging speed of batteries without a decrease in energy density or battery life.
Huawei hasn’t revealed when the tech will be commercially released.