As Sherlock would put it: “The game is afoot, Watson! Let’s now dwindle”. Only, this time, its not about Moriarity’s antics, it’s about who’s device delivers the best services. According to recent reports, Sony is working on Sulphur batteries, which are able to extend a phone’s power by 40 percent.
There is much to be said when it comes to electronic devices, more specifically in the area of mobile solutions. Nowadays, it’s all about taking your laptop for a spin or getting your iPhone or smartwatch to measure your athletic performances.
What can we say? The future sounds good, looks awesome, but when it comes to battery management, not one device out there can boast on that. In fact, there are a couple of devices on the market which are capable of achieving outstanding performances in some areas but lose much when it comes to battery life.
What to do? Well, many producers have come up with various solutions. Apparently, the most convenient solution found on the market is to carry around a portable battery recharger, basically your run-of-the-mill outlet charger, but smaller in size.
It seems like a great solution if you are capable of finding an outlet in time, maybe before your device runs out of juice. But Sony plans on tackling this subject with something entirely new.
According to various sources, it would seem that Sony is working on sulphur batteries, which, allegedly, are more versatile than lithium polymer batteries.
Moreover, it would seem that this isn’t the first time Sony tried to tackle with the sulphur technology, and, as a matter of fact, this concept is not entirely new. In the past, Sony was planning on making sulphur batteries, but something went terribly wrong and the project had to be abandoned.
According to some speculations, it would seem that during the first trials, the sulphur batteries’ electrolytes were capable of dissolving power at a much faster rate than batteries based on a lithium polymer compound.
But recently, Sony announced that they found a way around this obstacle and that they are on their ways of producing the first prototype of sulphur-based batteries.
When will the batteries be available for purchase, this we do not know? What we do know is that the new system needs a lot of testing before it can be put into practice. But, for the sake of academical debates, we can state that when the new batteries will arrive, all producers will begin making thinner and powerful devices.