Smartphone tech is enhancing on a regular basis, however the batteries they use have remained a lot the identical, and in consequence, we haven’t seen huge advances in battery life. However with the Samsung Galaxy S24 we’d see essentially the most vital battery change but.
That is in response to South Korean web site TheElec (opens in new tab) (through NotebookCheck (opens in new tab)), which claims that Samsung SDI (the a part of Samsung that builds batteries) is working with two unnamed Chinese language firms to develop electrical vehicle-style batteries for smartphones and tablets.
This sort of battery – which Samsung SDI already makes for electrical automobiles – makes use of a stacked design, that means that the parts are stacked on high of one another relatively than being rolled. Stacked batteries can extra tightly pack the parts collectively, permitting for elevated vitality density.
A ten% enchancment
The upshot of that’s round 10% extra capability could be fitted in the identical house, so for instance Samsung would theoretically be capable of match a 5,500mAh battery in the identical house it at the moment matches a 5,000mAh one, which isn’t an insignificant distinction.
After all, the corporate may as an alternative select to maintain capacities the identical and shrink the dimensions of its batteries, so telephones could be smaller or have extra room for different parts. However both method, it ought to enhance the ensuing handset.
Once we may first see these batteries in telephones isn’t clear, however the Samsung Galaxy S24 or Samsung Galaxy S25 collection could be apparent candidates; relying on how far alongside in improvement these batteries already are.
Certainly, SamMobile (opens in new tab) claims that this battery tech will “allegedly” be used within the Samsung Galaxy S24 Extremely, although it’s citing the identical report, which doesn’t point out that, so it’s not clear the place this data got here from.
In any case, it won’t simply be Samsung that advantages, as Samsung SDI sells parts to different firms too, so we’d see smartphones and tablets from different manufacturers additionally use these stacked batteries within the close to future. That will be nice information, as a result of even one of the best telephones typically don’t have good battery life.