As great as smartphones are, one of the biggest problems is that as these gadgets have become capable of doing more and more tasks, battery life has gotten shorter and shorter. That may be changing.
Scientists in Korea are currently developing a flexible cell phone battery that will outperform current L-Ion batteries being used in mobile phones. These new batteries are made with graphene, and are being paired with flexable OLED displays that have been teased at various conventions like CES in Las Vegas and the Mobile World Congress earlier this month in Barcelona.
Can you say cell phones that you wear on your wrist anyone?
Scientists are also trying to pair these batteries with solar panels, which could also improve battery life and greatly reduce the need for cell phone chargers. I’m no scientist, but if a bendable battery helps me suck a few more hours of life out of my Vibrant than I’m all for it. We’ll keep you posted if anything new develops.