Battery life of any top-of-the-line smartphone always comes under the scanner. Users have no option but to make peace with it by opting for portable chargers or battery cases to ensure that the handset never runs out of fuel.
And naturally so, tech companies have been on a look out for much advanced options and it looks like a UK-based firm, Intelligent Energy is headed in a right direction. As noted by Digital Trends, the firm has created a “breakthrough fuel cell,” which would easily fit in a smartphone, and yet power the device for an entire week on a single charge. What’s more? It could become available within the next two years.
As per report, a certain “emerging” smartphone manufacturer has teamed up with Intelligent Energy to propel the project forward. As shared by Irish Examiner, Intelligent Energy specialises in fuel cell technology and is developing fuel cells, which run employing hydrogen as opposed to the lithium-ion batteries.
Intelligent Energy’s Julian Hughes said, “We believe embedding fuel cell technology into portable devices provides a solution to the current dilemma of battery life and with consumers demanding more and more from their phones, battery innovation has not kept up.” He added, “What we offer is a solution that is clean and efficient and means consumers could be truly mobile and free from the constraints of the grid.”
“With consumer power demands increasing and the advent of the ‘Internet of Things’ making the world more connected than ever, now is the time to address the biggest limitation we have in achieving true connectivity – battery life.”
The future sans portable charges and bulky battery cases may arrive sooner rather than later and we have our fingers crossed. And if such a power-pack device does materialise within the coming years, the “emerging” smartphone manufacturer could be the one to watch out for.