Huawei’s Astronomically Fast Batteries Will Charge 100% In a Few Minutes

Finally, someone gets it! Are you tired of waiting for your dying phone to charge to a reasonable percentage so you can get going? Huawei may have the solution for you. The China-headquatered tech company unveiled two prototype removable lithium-ion batteries capable of charging completely in mere minutes.

The batteries come in the choice of lower and higher capacity batteries. While the higher capacity battery charged up to 48% in five minutes, the lower capacity one charged 68% in two minutes. The higher capacity battery is capable of providing up to 10 hours of talk time, while the lower capacity one is not big enough to run a smartphone for long, according to Huawei.

Please note that the lower capacity battery is 600mAh, while the higher capacity one is 3,000mAh.

The battery is built by Watt Lab, part of the Central Research Institute at China’s Huawei Technology Corporation. The batteries allow for an increased charging rate without decreasing energy density or long-term battery life.

“Huawei is confident that this breakthrough in quick-charging batteries will lead to a new revolution in electronic devices, especially with regard to mobile phones, electric vehicles, wearable devices, and mobile power supplies,” the company said. It was however mute on the exact date the batteries will be commercially available.

Huawei is not the only company looking into this crucial factor of longer battery life and shorter charging time since Samsung announced in March that their Galaxy S6 mobile devices were capable of powering up to four hours of usage time with just a 10-minute charge.