Two new battery technologies to power a future lineup of devices from LG
Following up on statements that it has already begun producing 6-inch curved displays, LG is also announcing that it is ready to produce curved batteries. Building up on previous advancements in battery technology that yielded the "stepped battery" in the LG G2, the LG Chem division of the company is now making the move to produce both curved and what it calls "cable batteries."
According to LG, the company has a patent on a "Stack & Folding" technology that lets it build a battery with several steps in it, producing the end result of a curved battery for devices in that form factor. Beyond the logical step of a curved phone, LG says that the batteries could be applied to watches and glasses as well. The curved batteries have already entered mass production, and will power the next set of phones from LG.
Looking farther into the future is the cable battery, which is physically bendable and malleable. The battery takes the shape of any other electronic cable, can be tied into a knot or turned in any way and still work and is even waterproof. LG sees the cable battery being used in wearable gadgets of all kinds that require being flexible rather than rigid.