Often regarded in the tech scene as a “wonder material”, Graphene batteries ocan reach a full battery charge in less than half an hour.

Jared Alex Tan  |  Singapore
Published 2019-08-14 12:00:18

Samsung might have just announced the Galaxy Note 10 last week, but rumours suggest that the Korean tech giant is already planning something big for their next generation of smartphones.

According to reliable phone leaker Evan Blass, Samsung is planning to equip “at least one phone” with a Graphene battery in the near future, and might be ready as early as next year or 2021.

If you haven’t heard of Graphene, well…you should. Often regarded in the tech scene as a “wonder material”, it’s unique cooling properties offer a host of next-level possibilities, including significantly larger battery capacities and — get this — reaching a full charge in less than half an hour.

Blass added, however, that Samsung still needs to “raise capacities while lowering cost”, which makes sense considering that Graphene is a fairly new — and therefore expensive — innovation at this point in time.

If the rumours are indeed true, this might be a turning point for Samsung. Their recent offerings — while impressive — have lost some of their clout in the smartphone arena thanks to strong Android competitors like Huawei’s P30 Pro.

Having a state-of-the-art battery and offering more efficient battery life and charging times could give them a much-needed edge over the competition.

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