Huawei MateX3 could pack 5000mAh high silicon anode battery
Huawei is about to debut two new flagship devices – the Huawei P60 series and Mate X3 foldable phone, input suggests that one of these phones could come with a new high silicon anode material battery.
According to Weibo tipster DigitalChatStation, Huawei has a new 5060mAh typical capacity battery that could be used in the upcoming Huawei Mate X3. Still, the tipster concludes in a doubtful position about the eligible phone for this new battery tech.
The tipster also revealed that the battery is upgraded and uses high-silicon anode material in the composition.
For your information, a high-silicon anode battery is hard to achieve due to its difficult composition. The manufacturer needs to pass three challenges in order to scale up the silicon anode battery including a large volume expansion, low initial charge-discharge efficiency, and high resistivity.
Looking at Huawei, the Chinese tech maker uses a carbon-coated structure and an innovative flexible polymer binder to suppress swelling and shedding. Then the use of lithium foil supplement lithium material to increase the first charge and discharge efficiency by 26 percent.
Next comes carbon nanotube technology, which is used in silicon negative batteries to make them conductive. The entire procedure helps to improve 4X capacity.
The use of high ratio high-silicon anode material could allow Huawei to provide high energy density and large battery capacity. It could ramp up energy density up to 21 percent more than traditional graphite anode materials.
On the flip side, Huawei can also take advantage of AI-based software features to manage required battery cell charges and high and safe charging efficiency.
Huawei Mate X3?
The upcoming Huawei Mate X3 will come with a dual display and requires more power to provide a better user experience. Therefore, Huawei could add up this new capacity to the foldable phone instead of the Huawei P60 series. Still, we can wait for an official confirmation on this matter.