The Huawei Watt Lab, which is a part of the Central Research Institute at Huawei Technology Corporation, has showed off its new quick charging technology which it claims to be super fast as compared to existing battery technology. The company says that these batteries have a charging speed that’s ten times faster than that of conventional batteries right now, enabling the battery to be charged to nearly 50 percent “in mere minutes.”

At the 56th Battery Symposium in Japan the company presented the two types of quick charging lithium-ion batteries, one with 600mAh capacity that was charged to 68 percent in two minutes and the other with 3,000mAh capacity that was charged to 48 percent capacity in about five minutes.

Huawei explains that to achieve this result it bonded heteroatoms to the molecule of graphite in anode which can be a catalyst for the capture and transmission of lithium through carbon bonds, the company added that the heteroatoms significantly increase the charging speed of batteries without decreasing energy density or battery life.

Huawei says that this breakthrough in battery technology will “lead to a new revolution in electronic devices.” We often hear about radical advancements in battery technologies but not all of them are later found suitable for consumer devices where cost is obviously a big factor, it remains to be seen though when this battery technology from Huawei finds its way into devices like smartphones, tablets wearable devices, etc.

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