LG’s chemical division has begun shipping a new battery for round-faced smartwatches, which could help solve the sector’s biggest problem.
Essentially, this could mean an extra four hours of battery life for devices like the LG Urbane, which require nightly charging.
As well as LG’s in-house devices, the report says LG Chem is making the new battery available to ‘top tier’ smartwatch makers. That’ll mean the likes of Samsung, Motorola, ASUS and other high profile manufacturers could also benefit.
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The hexagonal shape is interesting because many of the round-faced watches still use square batteries, meaning a ton of wasted space within the build.
A hexagonal design has allowed LG Chem to include a battery with larger capacity, simply by making use of space that would otherwise be left fallow.