Intelligent Energy, a British power technology company claims to have invented a smartphone battery that can possibly power your smartphone for up to a week. And, according to the company’s Chief Executive, Henri Winand:
To our knowledge this has never been done before.
How it Works
The company has created a smartphone battery that works by combining hydrogen and oxygen in a fuel cell which creates electricity.
The company has built a working iPhone 6 prototype which it has installed with a hydrogen-powered smartphone battery that could keep your phone powered on a single charge for up to one week. The iPhone 6 prototype the company built looks almost identical to the current versions on the market, with the only design differences being small vents on the back of the iPhone to allow imperceptible vapour (gas and water) to escape from the hydrogen battery. Winand explains:
We have now managed to make a fuel cell so thin we can fit it to the existing chassis without alterations and retaining the rechargeable battery. This is a major step because if you are moving to a new technology you have to give people a path they are comfortable with.
This does not however mean that this battery lasts forever; it still needs to be recharged by topping up the cell with hydrogen gas via the headphone socket for the prototype. The company is currently developing a disposable cartridge for commercial release of their smartphone battery which will contain hydrogen-releasing powder to keep your phone juiced for up to a week.