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Samsung shows off bendy batteries for future wearable devices

Samsung has just revealed flexible batteries designed for use in the smartwatches and smartbands of the future.

The new cells work at full capacity even when completely rolled, making them an ideal addition to your wearable’s innards.

Samsung says its bendy batteries aren’t up to scratch for consumer roll-out just yet, instead predicting a mass-market release in three years’ time.

Samsung showed off its new battery wares at the InterBattery 2014 event on Korean home soil.

The battery on display measured a teeny 20 x 3.6mm, with an equally minuscule juice capacity of 10mAh.

The Korean electronics firm hasn’t outed which particular devices will use the batteries so far, but we’d expect future iterations of the Gear S and Gear Fit to make use of the rollable cells.

One of the major problems with wearable devices currently is poor battery life across the board.

With bendy batteries, Samsung could make better use of limited smartwatch real estate and potentially cram in more mAh than firms using your usual garden-variety cells.

Considering Samsung’s penchant for curved TVs and soundbars, there’s also a good chance we’ll see scaled-up versions of the newly flaccid batteries in the firm’s home electronics range.

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Via: TizenIndonesia

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