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Samsung phone with graphene battery coming by 2021?

Samsung is reportedly hoping to have “at least one handset either next year or in 2021” with a graphene battery instead of a lithium-ion battery. Yes, many of you are probably shaking your head right now, as we have been hearing about graphene batteries becoming a viable solution for smartphones for years at this point. And the latest rumor, courtesy of leakster Evan Blass (aka evleaks), suggests that there is still a couple of years to go before we see a phone powered by a graphene battery.

Last year, rumors of Samsung being close to using graphene batteries in smartphones started floating around on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, but as we all know, no such device has made its way to market yet. Why are graphene batteries so important? Well, thanks to a material Samsung calls “graphene ball”, graphene batteries can charge up to five times faster than lithium-ion batteries. The material can also increase battery capacities by 45 percent, and these batteries can also handle higher temperatures.

All of those benefits would be right at home on smartphones, especially as manufacturers continue to insist on making their phones as thin as possible. The Galaxy Note 10+, for example, is just 7.9 mm thick, nearly 1 mm less than the Galaxy Note 9. Granted, Samsung has still managed to fit the Note 10+ with a 4,300 mAh battery, but no one will complain if we can get, say, a 5,000 mAh battery in such a sleek profile with faster charging capability than we have right now.

Just how much longer consumers will have to wait before they can buy a smartphone with a graphene battery is anyone’s guess. Samsung is likely to be the first manufacturer to have such a phone on the market, and while it’s now being suggested that phone could be ready as early as 2020, it’s best to keep the proverbial salt container handy until companies officially make some commitments about bringing graphene to mobile devices.

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locarno
locarno

“and these batteries can also handle higher temperatures.”

Today batteries can also survive high temp.

“Samsung is likely to be the first manufacturer”

If Samsung can be first this will be great. For now they are behind competion with first features.

Osensnolf
Osensnolf

It’s planned (on paper) for a folding device in 2020 and after that you can expect to see it on the other top two lines in the following cycle. Beyond that is a guessing game as data has to be collected first but you will see it on one folding device next year. Can confirm with Evan as he likely knows the same model details.

locarno
locarno

Fold 2 with graphene batery?

Anas108
Anas108

Does that means headphone jack can return? Because there is excuse for, “not enough room” or anything like that.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Unfortunately, that is never coming back, particularly with Bluetooth headphones improving over time. However they may use the space for some new as yet unknown technologies or to make an even bigger battery. Volume for Volume graphene is lighter and can hold about double the power of Li-ion, so the 5000mah capacity here may be an understatement. If it comes soon (I won’t hold my breath though!!), we could be talking 10,000mah in a similar sized battery to a Note10 plus. We could also be on 6nm or even 5nm processors by then and looking at up to a week… Read more »

Anas108
Anas108

Yeah that’s right. Samsung won’t return the jack.
Wow, nice idea to put the graphene to the smartwatch. They should be last longer.

locarno
locarno

Old tech, nowadays tech is not bad. But it always could be better. Maybe we can buy earlier graphene batteries from Aliexpress for existing phones ?

Gunter2
Gunter2

Lol. This technology is owned by Samsung and other companies spending billions of dollars developing the technology. I don’t think you’re going to see it on Ali Express any time soon.

locarno
locarno

I also read rumors that Huawei phone can also have graphene battery.

Samcurve
Samcurve

hope it will be in S12..😁

TECHFRIEND
TECHFRIEND

S12 would be a fantastic launch for new battery tech. Or will it be the S13? Or maybe the unlucky # will be skipped.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Yeah hopefully s12 can have fully integrated 5g modem and is compact