Coming to a smartwatch near you: LG Chem’s new hexagonal batteries

LG logoBatteries are usually rectangular, which makes a lot of sense when you're cramming them into rectangular smartphones, tablets, and laptops. But what about when your device isn't a rectangular? Until now, round smartwatches have had to make due with rectangular batteries—a big waste of space in a round body. The Korea Times reports that LG Chem has started shipping a more appropriately shaped smartwatch battery: a hexagonal one.

While not quite the perfect round battery you would want, LG Chem says the hexagonal shape will allow it to pack 25 percent more battery capacity into a round watch—a big improvement for devices that can struggle to last thane entire day. "The development will help users have four hours more for their smart watch," a spokesperson said.

LG Chem isn't done with wacky battery shapes either. According to the report, the company is working on batteries of "various shapes" including an L-shaped battery and "a rectangular model with a hole in the middle."

Coming to a smartwatch near you: LG Chem’s new hexagonal batteries

LG Chem is the LG Group's chemical division, responsible for the development of plastics, LCD polarizers and other components, and batteries. Besides supplying to LG Electronics, LG Chem is a leading battery supplier to the rest of the industry, including Apple. LG Chem says that the hexagonal battery is the first of its kind and is shipping out to customers worldwide. The report mentions the battery is "the result of close cooperation with a top-tier technology company," so someone out there should have one in a smartwatch soon.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: accumulators, LG, smartwatch

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

A mobile hotspot in Australia will be capable of hitting gigabit speeds on the go
A new game could be in the works as Blizzard appears to have been hiring for a Diablo-related project
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri will speak at MWC 2017
However what if you could go way, way back?
The Helio P15 packs an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz
Samsung claims up to 27-percent higher performance or 40-percent lower power
Preliminary data for October shows another Windows 10 boom
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments