Samsung Looking to Extend Smartphone Battery Life
Samsung vice president of product innovation Kevin Packingham said that the company plans for all its 2012 smartphones to include batteries that last an entire day with moderate to heavy use. "When you wake up to when you go to bed, we don't want you feeling anxiety about your battery life," he said in an interview with CNet. In order to accomplish this goal, Samsung will start by releasing devices that have bigger batteries. It will also explore how to better optimize select aspects of each device (e.g., LTE 4G wireless radios) to improve power efficiency. Packingham didn't provide specific details about future handsets.
MIT Spinout Claims to Double Battery Life
A company called SolidEnergy Systems, a spinout from MIT, says it has new battery technology that will double the life of lithium-based power cells. The breakthrough involves a battery that replaces the traditional graphite anode with a thin, lithium-metal foil.
iOS 9 Improves Battery Life
Apple's iOS 9 will boost iPhone battery life in two ways. A new low-power mode can be switched on to extend battery life up to three hours, according to the company.
Samsung Researchers Make Battery Breakthrough
A research team working at Samsung has discovered a new way to make lithium-ion batteries that could double the available battery life in devices such as smartphones. The method involves covering silicon nanoparticles with graphene, which prevents the formation of silicon carbide.
CPSC Wants Safer Batteries, But Admits to Limitations
In the wake of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 recall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission hopes to see more safeguards put in place with respect to battery-powered products.
Samsung Plans to Sell Refurbished Galaxy Note7
Samsung plans to bring back the Galaxy Note7, despite the massive recall that spelled the phone's demise last year. The company will sell refurbished versions of the phone, though Samsung is still determining where via talks with regulatory authorities and carriers.
Step one: Dump AMOLED
LCD is way more battery efficient in smartphone implementations.
All they really need to do is include a bigger battery, the fix is simple,...