Smartphones that charge in five minutes may be here by 2018

Must See 16/05/2017

Ever get frustrated at how fast your phone battery dies and then how long it takes to charge up?

Now there's a solution in the works that could be here by next year.

Smartphone batteries that charge in five minutes could be available next year, according to a firm developing the technology.

The FlashBattery is designed to charge from empty to full capacity in around the time it takes to boil a kettle, or about one hundred times faster than the average smartphone.

The Israeli firm behind the battery first unveiled its technology in 2014, before showcasing a more slim-lined version at the Consumer Electronics Show tech show in Las Vegas eight months later in early 2015. 

The batteries have shorter lives than those currently available in smartphones, but the firm believes the speed at which they are juiced up means this isn’t a problem.

This is definitely something we can look forward to.

The Independent.