Battery life has never been the biggest of selling points for smartphones. While it’s thrilling to be able to send gifs, shoot and edit pictures or watch films on our phones, if they are just going to run out of charge after an hour and leave us stranded, we’d be better off with our old Nokia 5210. Help may be at hand, however, with a new device that can fully charge a phone in 10 minutes in production.
Japanese tech company Huawei just revealed a charging cradle that can charge a compatible phone battery to almost 50 per cent in five minutes.
Two demo videos show different-sized batteries being charged with the device.
The smaller one goes from nearly empty to 68 per cent in two minutes, while the larger one is charged from nearly empty to 48 per cent in five minutes.
If the technology were ever to roll out to, say, the iPhone, when taking into consideration the battery size of the 6s, it would fully charge in around seven minutes.
Unfortunately, Huawei have not yet released a date when we can expect to get hold of this new tech.