Does your smartphone run out of battery within few hours? Then you might be happy to know that a prototype charger has been showcased that promises to charge a device from zero to 100 percent in just 30 seconds.
An Israeli firm dubbed StoreDot introduced this prototype charger at Microsoft’s Think Next Conference in Tel Aviv.
As of now, StoreDot has only developed the prototype charger for the Samsung Galaxy S4; however the company has plans to make chargers for more smartphones, reports Wall Street Journal.
The report further suggests that StoreDot’s prototype charger is expected to cost twice that of a regular charger, up to $30 and is likely to go under commercial production for late 2016.
The Israeli company has demoed the prototype charger of the Galaxy S4 in a video, which shows a laptop charger-sized device placed at the rear panel of the smartphone. Notably, the phone’s battery status is at 27 percent before plugging the StoreDot’s prototype charger.
The WSJ report further notes that the company intends to reduce the size of the prototype charger before going for commercial production.
It’s worth pointing out that StoreDot is famous for using bio-inspired nanotechnology and the yet-to-be-named prototype charger utilises quantum dot technology.
TechCrunch quotes StoreDot’s CEO and founder Dr. Doron Myersdorf who said, “We are about one year from a functional prototype that will be inside the device. Right now we show a battery that extends beyond the form factor of the smartphone. So in one year we’ll have reached the size, and in two years we’ll reach the required energy density for the entire day. So we are talking about three years for a commercial ready device. So I assume it will be three years before you can actually purchase it on the market.”