The majority of smartphone technologies are evolving at a rapid rate – chipsets, displays, cameras... and only the use of battery capacity is growing at a snail's pace. Honor appears to have discovered a solution by introducing the industry's first silicon-carbon battery, which has a 12.8% higher energy density than current lithium batteries.
In a brief presentation, Honor CEO George Zhao presented a couple of diagrams explaining the advantages of the new technology. A standard lithium battery is almost dead when it drops to 3.5 volts, but a silicon carbon battery retains 240% more charge at this voltage, resulting in an increase in capacity of 12.8%.
Curiously, the Magic5 Pro in China initially comes with a 5450 mAh battery – it appears as if the new battery technology has already become a reality, and not just tested in the lab. However, the international model comes with a standard 5100 mAh battery. In the near future, information should surface whether devices in China are already equipped with silicon-carbon batteries.
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