New Sony Battery To Replace Lithium-Ion Tech With More Capacity, May Reach Phones By 2020

Although the new phones coming out in 2016. Batteries equipped with smartphones are one of the biggest asset. The Lithium-ion batteries that power most of our modern gadgets, which is obviously low in capacity. Larger capacity mAh batteries with fast charging mitigate these issues, but it’s not the complete solution for battery drain or life. Problem here is, none of the many proposed alternatives that have made in past the prototype stage. Recently, the Chinese manufacturer launched a 10000mAh battery-powered Oukitel K10000 Android smartphone, which already has 6500mAh powered and 4500mAh battery, but we need more reiable cell technology. For that matter, it seems like Sony made a jump.

Sony is said that its working on a new high-capacity battery based on a sulfur compound. Normally, the electrode in sulfur-based batteries dissolves into the electrolyte too fast during each charging cycle, which decreases the capacity of the battery. The Japanese electronics also claims that it has found the solution to this battery life issue, and can build batteries with 40% more capacity using the sulfer compund.

How that? This would mean that in the best case project, a phone like the Nexus 6P would be able to have a 4500mAh battery, the same physical size as the current 3220mAh unit, while the Samsung Galaxy S6 could have a 3750mAh battery rather than 2550mAh capacity, and the Apple’s iPhone 6 could have a 2530mAh rather than 1810mAh battery.

The electronics company’s finalizing a design that could carry up to 40 percent more energy than conventional lithium-ion cells, and the firm could begin marketing the technology as soon as 2020. Sony’s new batteries are based on a hybrid lithium-sulfur design, which they “swap the plain negative electrode in lithium-ion batteries for a sulfur-based one, and retain the lithium-based positive electrode. That has allowed the company to dramatically increase energy density — up to 1,000Wh/L, or 40 percent larger than your run-of-the-mill, 700Wh/L lithium-ion battery.”

It could also mean that manufacturers would make devices thinner and keep the same size batteries, which could possibly gets out range spiking out of control. It told Nikkei that if all goes according to plan, “it’ll start mass-producing laminated sulfur-lithium batteries — the sort bound for consumer electronics such as smartphones, laptops, and digital cameras — within the next few years“.

What do you think abou Sony Battery packed with Lithium-Sulfer rather than lithium-ion?