In a blog post today, ST-Ericsson announced a new device that aims to keep your smartphone and tablet off the charger and in your hands for longer periods of time. Simply called the PM2300, the power product promises to charge your device’s standard, Li-Ion battery in half the time it takes current charging mechanisms. The PM2300,which is expected to be available this fall, also uses fewer PCB (printed circuit board) materials. ST-Ericsson lists the device’s selling points as:
- Charges the battery at 3A instead of 1.5A max
- Halves the battery charging time: less than 3h for a 25Ah battery
- Charge even during intensive use cases: typical intensive use cases consume around 1A
If we can’t have longer lasting batteries, an improved charger that translates into less time tethered to the wall-outlet will have to do.