LG Chem has announced that it already has curved batteries for use in smartphones, smartwatches and glasses in mass production.
The South Korean company has a habit of unveiling new technologies ahead of the launch of a new LG smartphone, and it seems it is doing so again. LG has revealed new battery technologies that showcase both curved units and bendy cable batteries.
Made using the company’s patented “Stack & Folding” technology, the LG Curve Batteries are already being mass produced and can be used in flexible design devices.
“LG Chem’s Curved Battery refers to packs that can power IT devices with curved screens or flexible designs such as smartphones, watches and glasses”, reads the official press release. “The company has the exclusive patent of Stack & Folding technology which reduces physical stress when realising the curved design of battery packs.”
Earlier this week, LG announced that has started mass production of its flexible smartphone display ahead of plans to launch a curved screen device in November, tipped to be the LG G Flex.
Such battery technology as the LG Curve supports the idea that LG will launch a curved smartphone that arcs from top to bottom, especially combined with a 6-inch flexible OLED display panel.
The Curve Battery could also be used in the company’s already confirmed smartwatch due to launch early next year.
LG Chem also showed off its new Cable Battery technology, which will be ready in “upcoming years” for wearable tech and other devices.
“Cable Battery is applied to IT devices that are bendable, wearable and even be tied into a knot. Because it has been designed to use low electricity, the battery does not heat up although the user may operate the device for a long time. Moreover, the waterproof features of the battery allow it to be used in wearable gadgets regardless of flexible figures, from necklace types to smart watches.”
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