However, despite recent advancements in fast charging, smartphone batteries have remained nearly unchanged. Xiaomi, on the other hand, appears to have come up with a better solution. Earlier this month, the company announced its upcoming High-Silicon Lithium battery technology, which promises increased capacity while maintaining the same volume footprint.
High-Silicon battery technology claims to have three times the silicon content on the negative electrodes of existing lithium-ion batteries and a new packing technology that reduces the control circuits.
Consequently, the company is able to pack 10% more capacity into the same amount of space as it used to before. However, as shown in the attached image, the new lithium-ion batteries from Xiaomi are smaller than their predecessors, even though they are still able to hold as much power.
Xiaomi High-Silicon Lithium battery technology offers 10% more capacity for same size
Even though a 10% increase may not sound like much, it can make a big difference. OEMs will be able to use the extra space left by using a smaller battery to pack more/better hardware with the higher capacity batteries, allowing them to either offer a higher capacity battery on their devices without having to make more room for the battery pack. Xiaomi claims that its new high-silicon lithium batteries can extend the battery life by 100 minutes in addition to the increased capacity.
In other words, the new batteries won’t be on phones until at least the second half of next year, according to a statement from Xiaomi. We can expect to see the new batteries in the next year’s Xiaomi flagship lineup, most likely in the Xiaomi 12 series.
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