New Technology from Qnovo to speed up smart phone battery charging

These days everyone has a smartphone. Be it iPhone, Android or Windows. Basic or high end mobile. The major problem in all smarphone is the battery. Nokia 1108, the basic and famous mobile had battery standby of 4 days. But the charge in the smartphones does not last even a single day.



speed up smart phone battery charging

speed up smart phone battery charging

For basic smartphone, the battery charge will last for 20 hours. If you use Internet it will last four 10 to 12 hours. But, if you are gamer who plays games regularly, the battery will last minimum of 45 minutes or 1 hour. The battery will drain quickly. But it takes more than 2 to 3 hours to charge completely. But thanks to the small company from California, who developed a technology called Qnovo (named after the company) through which you can charge your phone battery within 15 minutes that lasts for 4 to 5 hours.

Lithium-ion is the most common material used in battery. These Li-ion batteries are used in your laptops, tablets and phones. These batteries loose the charge as the time passes. Formation on dendrites is the main reason for this. Dendrites are nothing but the deposits of Lithium that escapes through the cracks on the anode during the charging. When these dendrites reach the electrolyte, they causes the short circuit which in turn reduces the capacity of the battery.

Manufacturers of these Li-ion batteries of aware of this condition. Hence, to avoid the formation of dendrites, they reduced the flow of current in the battery. This trick increased the battery life. However, it also increased the time taken by the battery for charging.


qnovo-closing-the-charging-loop speed up smart phone battery charging

qnovo closing the charging loop

Qnovo’s technology to charge batteryNow, Qnovo comes with the solution. They introduced the loop system that checks the battery so that it gets the optimum current. This acts as a feedback system. When the current is low, a pulse is sent to battery and it registers for voltage. With this technology, the battery charging time reduces by five to six times. They offer two solutions. One is hardware and  other one is software. Hardware includes a chip which manages your mobile phone’s charging circuit. Software includes a piece that improves the speed at which the battery charges. This technology could boost the mobile industry. According to Qnovo, this technology will be available at the end of 2015.



  1. Hi umapathy,

    This new technology for charging batteries looks great. But in India, all these comes only after few years of launching.

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