A British tech company invented a battery for your smartphone that could keep it charged for a week. They say that the mobile phone’s battery could last up to a week without you having to recharge it, unlike the casual lithium-ion smartphone batteries. It is claimed that they have been collaborating with the giant iPhone manufacturer – Apple.
A combination of hydrogen and oxygen boosts the battery’s lifespan, via electricity. There’s the aspect of a minimum of waste products – water vapors and and small amounts of heat. But this could only mean that the general consumer couldn’t really keep it in their pocket or in a bag, as it would need to stay in a ventilated environment to function properly, in any case.
The company who created an iPhone 6 prototype using this innovative battery is named Intelligent Energy.
The smartphone prototype looks rather similar to its predecessors, however, it displays small vents on its backside, through which water vapors escape, which are byproducts of the hydrogen-powered battery.
Moreover, the company had released a portable charging device last year. This specific tool was one which used their technology, dubbed “Upp.”
Chief executive of Intelligent Energy, Henri Winand, said that they thought this was a real innovation and something never before produced.
The battery cell’s the same size as a regular iPhone’s, however it is very thin and can fit into the phone’s frame without significant alterations.
On the other hand, the battery still requires recharging, and you could do so by refilling it with hydrogen gas through the headphone socket.
It seems that currently, we’re talking about a prototype, however, the company desires to commercialize their idea that could enhance mobile phones everywhere.
The commercial variant would point out to a small cartridge, which would be integrated at the bottom of the smartphone, a particular cartridge that could be replaced after a week, which could be disposed of when no longer needed.
Portable fuel cell makers have made efforts to enter the mobile phone market, but their personalized products would have been too expensive for the general public.
However, one can only hope that such a device would go mainstream someday, in a small and low cost variant.
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