Huawei video teases new fast charge tech – 48% in 5 minutes… but there’s a catch

January 17th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

Huawei’s Watt Lab is talking up a next-generation quick charging technology, which could fill a phone’s battery to 48% in just 5 minutes. The setup shown in the video is a bit unconventional, however.

The good stuff starts around the 50 second mark. You can see that the battery has many more connectors than a battery you find in phones today. Subdividing the battery and charging each piece separately is not a new trick but it sure is effective.

But notice that you don’t charge the battery inside the phone – instead the battery is taken out and charged in an external device. We wouldn’t…

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