As wearable devices become more commonplace, batteries which are able to power them are required. The InterBattery 2015 Exhibition held in Seoul, South Korea, is a trade show for the global battery industry. This year Samsung and LG showcased prototypes for flexible batteries to power future wearable devices. Samsung showcased two variants of “band-shaped” batteries dubbed “Stripe” and “Band”. The Band is for smart watches only and attaches to the strap as an extra battery, while the Stripe is an ultra-slim battery which could be used to create any kind of wearable the future needs. Meanwhile LG showcased only one battery dubbed the “wire-battery” which can bend into a circle of 15-mm radius.
It will be a few years until these flexible batteries become commercially available, with Samsung hoping to deploy the new batteries as early as 2017.
Source: Gadgets NDTV