Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Samsung wants to pack its EV battery technology on smartphones

Samsung wants to change the current way of using batteries in smartphones.

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When we mention Samsung, the first things that comes to mind are smartphones and high-end screens. However, Samsung is not only known for that, but also for the production of batteries for electric vehicles.

Samsung wants to “package” these batteries and place them on its own smartphones. What is known so far is how Samsung started production of the 5th generation of batteries for electric vehicles less than a year ago.

These are not any batteries but were developed on the basis of “stacking” technology instead of the “roll” method. The stacking method for the result has to store higher energy capacity at the same dimensions, there is talk of some 10% increase in storage.

On the other hand, if it turns out to be true that Samsung wants to “pack” batteries of electric vehicles in smartphones, it would mean that these batteries would be significantly lighter compared to the current Li-Po found in most smartphones, including Samsung.

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This would mean that Samsung smartphones would be significantly lighter and thinner because the corresponding batteries of the same dimensions would have a significantly higher capacity.

For example, let’s say that the current Galaxy S22 Ultra offers a battery capacity of 5,000mAh, and thus with a new battery it would have a battery of the same dimensions, it would be significantly lighter and thinner with a capacity of 5,500mAh.

It is not yet known when Samsung will first introduce a smartphone with new batteries, but we know that will not happen so soon. Samsung is still in the phase of deciding which of its factories will produce such batteries for smartphones, ie batteries of production technology “by stacking” and no longer “rolling” as is still the case.

In addition to the above, the new batteries would be significantly more resistant to charging cycles, ie they would bring more charging cycles and would lose less in their capacity, and their health would “decrease” less.

How the batteries will behave on current and modern fast chargers, ie the way of fast and short charging of smartphones remains to be seen. We are of the opinion that another year or two will pass until we see a Samsung Galaxy S model on the market that will come with a “new” battery.

There is, of course, the question of the cost of the production process. That is, whether it will greatly affect the market price of the smartphone itself or whether the prices will remain (until now) extremely inaccessible to the vast majority of users.

If you think that we will soon see “new batteries” on Galaxy A models, then we must tell you that this will not be the case. We are of the opinion that these batteries for the beginning (for many years) are exclusively reserved for the very top of Samsung’s offers (Galaxy S, Galaxy Fold / Flip) smartphones.

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