Samsung SDI earlier this month unveiled new battery technology aimed at the wearables space. Unveiled at InterBattery 2015, the Samsung Band and Stripe batteries are described as “an embodiment of the age of wearable batteries that is applicable to any curves of a human body.”
The Samsung Stripe is a bendable battery that is designed to be used in a range of products ranging from necklaces and hairbands to “t-shirt accessories” (not that we’re clear on exactly what these might be). Not only is it particularly slim with a 0.3mm design but it also manages to have a higher energy density than many current batteries by minimizing the width of battery sealing.
The Samsung Band is geared at smartwatches in particular. The battery would be fitted into the watch band, potentially increasing battery capacity to over 50% of what current batteries offer. It is designed to withstand at least 50,000 bends over the course of its lifetime.
Both the Samsung Band and Stripe are still at the prototype stage. There is no word yet on when either could make it into products that consumers will be able to get their hands on. Samsung is clearly excited about these though, promising that they will “fuel the growth of battery application market including wearables.”
Source : Samsung SDI