We’ve written about curved batteries, which are pretty cool. But Samsung is now showing flexible batteries, which not only bend, but can be bent repeatedly. The claim is that you can bend it around a cup and it will work just fine.
The implications for wearables should be clear: batteries that can conform to whatever shape they need to, and that can flex along with your body and your clothes. The chief drawback, according to Digital Trends:
According to the firm, the development stage is complete, but the technology needs time to mature so both safety and reliability can be increased. No time frame outside of the process taking “years” was mentioned.
So the batteries exist, sort of. But we don’t know how big they are, or what the energy density is, or what they’re made of, or what they cost, or when they’ll be available. Other than that, though…