There is no single person (at least that I know of) that has not developed a special connection with their smartphone from the moment they first put their hands on it. Unfortunately, regardless of brand or a model, all of these precious gadgets have one limitation in common, and probably you all know which one that is.
Of course, super short battery life. Now, maybe it is extremely difficult to make an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy user to switch to a different brand, but it is highly likely that Microsoft manages to persuade at least half of those to take that all-important step, by tempting them with their latest model of a smartphone with a week-long lasting battery.
The announcement of this incredible development came at the Digital Summit in San Francisco on Monday, where Microsoft’s researchers demonstrated a series of improvements to their current technology. The surprise here, however, is that they did not focus on developing the ultimate battery, and they are frankly not willing to wait for that incredible energy storage technology to be discovered. Instead, they are betting on optimizing the hardware and software in a way that the juice of the battery can be preserved for a whole week.
In addition to this, the researcher leading the development of the technology- Ranveer Chandra, explained to the journalists of MIT Technology Review that Microsoft is also looking into implementing two small lithium-ion batteries, instead of one larger one. In this way, one battery provides the large current that is used when the running applications are big, while the other one will provide a smaller current for when the phone is not in use.
The team showed prototypes that demonstrate an improvement of battery life by up to 50%. And although the primary aim is to boost smartphones performance, the guys at Microsoft are not even close to thinking this would be the only application. Smart watches, laptops, and any other future gadgets that we have probably not yet heard of, will all take advantage of this incredible breakthrough.
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