The recently announced Honor Magic6 Pro comes with a second-generation silicon-carbon battery that ensures more reliable performance in various conditions as well as increased power density. The battery is the first in the world of smartphones to have a standalone chip called Power Enhanced Chip Honor E1.
The new battery tech uses silicon instead of graphite for the negative electrode. Silicon itself has several key advantages over graphite, the most notable being its density. The silicon anode offers 10 times the power density of the graphite, but it expands in volume by up to 300% and has a shorter life cycle. That’s why Honor uses a silicon-carbon anode to offset the inherent drawbacks of silicon.
Honor says the Microtunneling Laser Guidance technology makes a big difference when used for the silicon-based anode. It increases the contact area between the electrolyte and the silicon-based anode, unlocking the usable capacity in the low-voltage range. In away, it helps increase battery capacity you can use more of the available charge.
The second-generation silicon-carbon battery also boasts improvements in charging. To ensure optimal performance the company even added a standalone chip to manage the battery.
The chip itself constantly adjusts the current depending on the environment and loads involved. Per Honor’s words it makes the battery safer, and enables it to perform better in extreme weather environments, especially in cold weather, and offers more accurate percentage readings of the remaining battery. It allowed the new Magic6 Pro to charge at 80W, instead of 66W.
Honor claims Magic6 Pro outperforms every smartphone at -20°C with its efficiency. Interestingly, Tesla has been working on such battery tech since 2016 and has already implemented it on some of its vehicles.
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