You’ve seen foldable screens, how about foldable batteries? That may become a reality soon with Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Korean Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology creating just that. His solid-state flexible battery is said to retain energy level when folded, spindled, and/or mildly mutilated, promising bright future for the world of electronics.
These rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are actually printed on a thin film and can therefore be used on different kind of devices — think: ebook readers, tablets and even phones of the future.
The video below says it all – the batteries can be bent over and over again without reducing voltage output. This, of course, is still in the experimental phase but I’m sure OEMs all around the world are carefully watching where this leads. Hopefully we won’t have to wait forever to get our foldable smartphones and tablets. Can’t wait.