Nokia smartphones will get nanotube batteries

Smartphones have come a long way from the appearance of the first models, evolving rapidly with each new iteration.

pace.Smartphones have absorbed many innovative technologies that the first generations never dreamed of, but it is very difficult to say the same about the batteries that are used in these smartphones. Moreover, the more new technologies and features smartphones get, the less time their batteries have to work.

Is it time?

Perhaps the situation will change soon, sincean increase in autonomy, that is, a division of Nokia took on improving batteries. The Bells Labs team claims that the problem of weak batteries has almost been solved by them. All modern mobile (and not so) devices use elements on lithium-ion technology or on lithium-polymer. The trouble with these technologies is that batteries based on them have limitations on charge and discharge cycles. In addition, overheating reduces their lifespan, as well as constant (continuous) use. A team of innovators from Nokia decided to use a different technology, hoping to solve all the problems at once. The aesthetics of smartphones will not be affected in any way.

Nanotubes in batteries

Nokia’s upcoming smartphone models willused batteries with lithium nanotubes, which increase the capacity of batteries by two and a half times the current performance. Bell Labs specialists stated that the same principle can be used in batteries as in processors. Manufacturers reduce the process technology, make the distance between the transistors less, and this allows you to spend less energy in a confined space. The higher the density, the better the elements interact with each other. Batteries can also use more energy in less space. The new technology is capable of greatly affecting the networks of the new generation, as well as the network industry as a whole.

Bell Labs extensive experience as well as AMBER inmaterial science allowed to solve one of the most complex problems, which covers more than one discipline. The results were encouraging. A lithium battery was developed that contains nanotubes, which on test showed a result that is two and a half times higher than those of the best batteries of current technologies. At the same time, the thickness of the battery itself, and, consequently, future mobile devices will not increase, so that smartphones with high autonomy will continue to flaunt subtle elegance.

In Nokia decided to get the ball rollingbattery technology due to fifth-generation networks. The fact is that powerful 5G modems consume quite a lot of energy, and they will have to equip all smartphones and other mobile devices, including Nokia products. In general, the problem could be solved only by creating a new technology, a new type of battery.

Nokia said the technology is already underway.patenting procedure, so that in the future other manufacturers may use it, it is not difficult to commercialize this business. In turn, commercialization will allow competing companies to create their own variants based on this patent. And this means that the technology will improve, the batteries will become even more capacious. However, while Bell Lab does not set deadlines for commercialization, apparently, for a start, they want to take advantage of their competitive advantage in the smartphone market.