WebsiteGear Logo Log In
New User? Sign Up
About | Contact | FAQ
  Home News Technology Internet Technology Thursday, January 23, 2020 
Add Press Release News | News Feeds Feeds | Email This News Email

Surwon Technology Hails Samsung Graphene Smartphone Battery
Friday, August 23, 2019

Surwon Technology says a soon-to-be released Samsung smartphone with a graphene battery could herald the end of lithium-ion.

HONG KONG, Aug. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Hong Kong-based specialist and advanced materials innovator, Surwon Technology says lithium-ion's days as the go-to material used in batteries that power everything from smartphones and tablets to laptops and electric vehicles are numbered following news of a forthcoming smartphone from South Korean technology behemoth, Samsung that will feature a graphene battery.

According to a leaked report, the world's number one smartphone maker hopes to have a device with a graphene battery on sale "by 2020 or 2021".

The report suggests the battery can be charged up to 5 times faster than a lithium-ion equivalent while potentially allowing greater capacity but there were few concrete details available at the time of going to press. Bo Kung, Chief Technology Officer at Surwon Technology said, "In our own endeavors with graphene batteries, we too saw charging speeds of that magnitude so the numbers mooted sound very feasible," he added.

He cautioned, however, that the price of a device equipped with a graphene battery could prove prohibitively expensive. "It's the age-old issue with graphene; it comes down to the cost of production and, although we were able to achieve fantastic charging speeds with it, it soon became obvious that the cost of a single battery would add a significant amount of money to the price of a device so Surwon Technology is still trying to find a way to reduce that before making any announcements," added Kung.

Surwon Technology has had similar cost impediments manifest themselves this year. Its graphene-enhanced road tire project was shelved owing to the prohibitive costs of the compound.

SOURCE Surwon Technology

Email This News Email | Submit To Slashdot Slashdot | Submit To Digg | Submit To | News Feeds Feeds

Nav Food Grade Gases Market by Type, Application, and End User : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2026 | Jan 23, 2020
Nav Global Intermodal Freight Transportation Industry | Jan 23, 2020
Nav Announcing the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative and Honoring Human Trafficking Awareness Month | Jan 23, 2020
Nav ValueLabs is Appraised at CMMI V2.0-Dev Level 5 | Jan 23, 2020
Nav Smart City Networks Renews Technology and Telecommunications Contracts with Three Convention Centers | Jan 23, 2020
Nav Hoopox and Tianjin University established a blockchain technology laboratory to effectively promote the deep integration of blockchain industry-university-research | Jan 23, 2020
Nav Audio Visual Classroom Solutions, IVCi, Discusses the Top 4 Benefits of AV Technology on Campus | Jan 23, 2020
Nav Peloton Consulting Groups appoints new Human Capital Management Practice Lead | Jan 23, 2020
Nav Securing the Budget You Truly Need! The Google Translate for Communicating to C-Suite | Jan 23, 2020
Nav BlindData Adds C# Assessment, Now Offers 5 of 6 Top Programming Languages From GitHub's 2019 Report | Jan 23, 2020

Submit News | View More News View More News