Wednesday, 21 March 2018 01:09 GMT

Soon, smart phone batteries that won't go dead!

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Although it would take some years to hit the market, Apple is looking into ways to fit its smartwatch's screen with a solar charging layer

This would charge the battery when the gadget is worn in sunlight, said a report in New York Times

The race among key players like Apple, Google and Samsung is on to find alternatives to the traditional battery and to discover ways to make battery power last longer

Traditional batteries still run on decades-old lithium-ion concoction

Latest products rely more on energy-efficient processors and software algorithms to save power than on the battery itself, the report added

For its wristwatch, Apple has been testing a method to charge the battery wirelessly with magnetic induction

A similar technology is already used in some Nokia smartphones where a phone is placed on a charging plate

An electrical current creates a magnetic field which creates voltage that powers the phone

The Apple iwatch is expected to have a curved glass screen with solar charging layer which would give power to the device in daylight, the report added

Soon, smart phone batteries that won't go dead!

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