Huawei Teases Fast Charging Tech Again, Charges Battery 48 Percent in 5 Minutes
- Huawei’s technology revealed in 2015 hasn’t made its way into smartphones
- Quick charging technology can refill 48 percent of battery in 5 minutes
- Technology 10 times faster than the current charging time, says Huawei
Huawei has put out a new video teasing its next-gen technology for fast charging. The new technology – developed by the Huawei Watt Lab – is claimed to charge smartphone batteries 10 times faster than conventional batteries. As per the setup shown in the video, Huawei says smartphones will get charged in just a few minutes. Interestingly, Huawei had revealed the technology back in 2015 itself, but it is teasing it again, hinting at perhaps an upcoming launch.
According to the latest video posted by Huawei on YouTube on Wednesday, the company claims to have an innovative quick charging solution that will refill 48 percent of battery capacity in 5 minutes. Huawei also claims that this amount of charge will be enough for a 10-hour talktime. It said,”That is 10 times faster than the current charging time.” Huawei, also says in the video that the new technology manages to achieve ‘high charging efficiency’ without sacrificing battery life. Huawei believes that its new quick charging battery will offer backups in electronic devices such as smartphones, mobile power supplies, computers and electric vehicles.
The company, in 2015, had posted two videos, wherein one, a 600mAh battery was shown charging to 68 percent capacity in two minutes while in another, a 3000mAh capacity with an energy density above 620 Wh/L was charged to 48 percent capacity in five minutes. The new video appears to be similar to the second video, though the ‘3,000mAh battery capacity’ part has been omitted this time.
Another interesting thing to note in the new video is that Huawei’s new technology is able to quickly charge smartphone batteries, but there is a separate device for that. This means users will have to remove the battery from their smartphones to charge them. This also raises the questions whether removable batteries will make a comeback or not. In India, Huawei had recently launched smartphones like Honor View 10, Honor 7X, and Honor 9 Lite, and all of them sport non-removable batteries.