Sony developing new smartphone battery with 40 percent longer life

by XB on 18th December 2015

in News

Sony Mobile already has a strong reputation when it comes to the battery longevity of its mobile products. The good news is that Sony is looking to take that a step further in the future, with the development of new high-capacity rechargeable battery for smartphones.

The new battery uses a sulphur (S) compound as the electrode material allowing Sony to increase energy density per volume from the current 700Wh/L to 1,000Wh/L. This means that battery life capacity will increase by up to 40% compared to its lithium-ion equivalents.

Sony is developing both lithium-sulphur (Li-S) and magnesium-sulphur (Mg-S) batteries. However, before you get too excited and start factoring this into your next Xperia ‘wishlist’, Sony doesn’t plan to commercialise this technology until 2020.

Via Nikkei.

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  • shhh

    They’ll have this new battery tech before they fix their camera software.

  • Ambitious Man

    They know what to do but they don’t want to do it. I can’t understand this.

  • iia3ezu

    Even if Sony gets out of the mobile business by 2020, I’m sure other manufacturers will be delighted to purchase this battery from Sony. Assuming nothing better and/or cost effective comes up from now till 2020.

  • iia3ezu

    Camera software has Material Design now, aren’t you the slightest bit impressed?

  • Svnjay

    It will benefit walkman, bluetooth headphones, portable PlayStation consoles and many more.

  • ryq24

    2020! If Sony still exist.

  • Matt

    it`s like asking a blind person what rainbow is with you. the software are fine

  • “Sony doesn’t plan to commercialise this technology until 2020.”

    Then the new battery tech isn’t of any use to the living today as 2020 is five years from now.

  • Geese Howard

    These things takes time.. so 2020 sounds just right. Hey, at least Sony is doing something to improve the battery life for their products.

  • Akand

    Nothing impressive. On 2020 I think 4K will be the standard display resolution. And judging this, 40% improvement won’t bring anything impressive.
    Still it’s good to hear that at least one major manufacturer has thrown some hopeful statement on this very important issue.

  • Great Dude

    Some technologies take time to achieve like the 5G will be introduced in 2020 and heard about that before couple of years.
    I think when they do tests for batteries and to be sure that batteries won’t explode or get fire they have to wait couple of years to see if batteries stand still and stay safe for use.

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Let kill kaz and someone will do it :)

  • Alvin

    no, they’ll have this new battery tech, WHILE they fix their camera software.

  • Alvin

    major one? you mean like………the not so innovative JK Shin?

  • Alvin

    no, if Technology still exist. XD

  • Alvin

    don’t forget cameras and televisions…:)

  • Timel

    The software are fine

    LOL! Are you kidding me? You’re 100 bullshit!

  • Timel

    You’re so bad, really bad bad guy!

    You kill people just because he’s too stupid and blind ?

  • Timel

    5 years It’s too long, who knows? in next couple years companies like Samsung, LG and Huawei may release new type of battery before Sony

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    Why not ahead of others right now.

  • ????? ????

    Yes cameras are not all rounder

  • Derek Wright

    Great news. In the meantime, my Sony Xperia Z3 has excellent battery life.

    Looking forward to buying a Z5 for my next phone.

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  • Iucidium

    UI=/=software enhancements

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  • percentaged

    It can be fixed with processor effciency.

  • percentaged

    There are a lot of Sony’s subsidiaries,i think the one developing this battery tech should be Sony Energy Devices Corporation.

  • percentaged

    I think the challenge of this new battery tech is the adoption,
    Sony was the first one commercially introducing lithium-ion in 1991 but the adoption rate is pretty slow until 2010-ish.
    2020 feels fast for innovation nowadays imo.

  • Kevin Clark

    Interesting technology news! Speaking of battery life my Tango 2 has a long battery life. It is manufactured by iDROID USA, a new company that makes amazing smartphones with durable battery life. It also has a FRONT FLASH for a grand selfie experience!

  • Sandip Kumar Singh

    It’s good and great.

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