[Infographic] Resolving the Battery Challenge in Mobile Devices

Posted on 02/25/2013 by

Jim Elliott

One of the best parts of my job is attending attend tradeshows to keep my finger on the pulse of tech trends. But one of the most frustrating aspects of show attendance is that I’m constantly on the lookout for a spot to charge up my smartphone and tablet. With Mobile World Congress approaching, I’ve been thinking a lot about battery life and how it’s really the Achilles’ heel of mobile devices.

Battery capacity is struggling to power devices and keep up with the astounding pace of innovation as mobile devices become bigger, yet thinner, boast brighter displays and faster processors, and increasingly provide PC-like performance in key areas like enterprise and gaming.

Batteries for electronic devices are currently enabled by lithium-ion technology, which has improved 300% in the past twenty years.  However, mobile devices powered by this technology have advanced more than a thousand-fold during the same time frame.

With battery performance expected to improve by less than 5% each year, Samsung has focused on other options to resolve the battery life challenge. We have introduced mobile memory solutions, including:

    • Ultra-lower power consuming memory components to extend operating and standby time on mobile devices by many hours
    • Smaller and thinner memory chip packaging to free up space for larger batteries
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