As we’ve probably mentioned on numerous occasions before, Samsung is one of the biggest spenders in the R&D department, and it’s also one of the few smartphone manufacturers out there who build and design numerous in-house components without having to heavily rely on “outside” supply chains. The Korean tech giant invests a lot in display technology (which resulted in the tremendous evolution of its AMOLED panels), as well as in the creation of unique products such as the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.
The Samsung SDI branch is also pushing battery technology forward with each passing year, and impressively enough, the company seems to have developed a flexible, rollable battery designed for wearables. Check out the details right after the break.
Samsung Develops Flexible, Rollable Battery for Wearables
During the ongoing InterBattery 2014 exhibition held in Korea, Seoul, Samsung SDI unveiled the next generation of flexible batteries which can actually be “rolled”. Using structural design and improved materials (the Indonesian media reports), Samsung SDI has created flexible batteries that can function even when rolled up in the shape of a paper cup.
It sounds impressive to say the least, but sadly the technology is not yet ready for the masses. Samsung SDI intends on improving the reliability of its flexible batteries in the coming years, and reports claim that the units will be commercially available within the next three years.
It’s also quite interesting to note that Samsung SDI also showcased a pin-type battery measuring only 20 x 3,6 mm, boasting a capacity of 10 mAh. The battery is roughly the size of the smallest pill capsule, and it has also been designed for future wearable devices.
All in all, Samsung keeps on trucking and continues to have great faith in the wearable market. In our point of view, one of the biggest issues with today’s smartwatches is poor battery life, so it’s quite refreshing to know that manufacturers continue to improve on the technology. Any thoughts?