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Sony developing battery that will last much longer

Emma Clark

Published 17/12/2015 | 02:23

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Sony is reportedly developing a battery that will last up to 40% longer on a single charge compared to a normal lithium battery.

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One of the biggest gripes with modern smartphones is that they don't last long enough. Batteries simply can't keep up with the demands of modern life.

Sony is working to change this. According to Japanese site Nikkei, Sony is working on a battery that lasts 40% longer on a single charge compared to a normal lithium battery.

According to the report, Sony has developed a battery that's based on a sulphur compound rather than lithium. This essentially means that more power can be stored.

Not only would these new batteries last longer, but they'd also be smaller. This could lead to even thinner smartphones in the future.

Don't expect this new technology to appear in the next Xperia model though. Sony is currently safety testing it and it looks like it'll be at least 2020 before it graces a smartphone that we can buy.

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