Why it matters: Smartphone manufacturers have tweaked supporting hardware and software to make it more efficient and freed up space for larger batteries but at some point, next-gen battery technology will become a necessity. When that’ll happen, however, has yet to be determined but it needs to be pushed up the list of priorities.
Headlines for years have been filled with promises about next-gen battery technology yet somehow, the advancements we read about never materialize into commercial components. Modern battery technology like what’s inside your smartphone is damn impressive but as hardware becomes more demanding, batteries may not be keeping pace.
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