Qnovo charging technology helps double Xperia smartphone battery life
The announcement was made at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Sony Mobile has also become an investor in Qnovo having joined in Qnovo’s Series B financing with Intel Capital, RockPort Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, and BRV Lotus.
"We recognize that battery performance is one of the key features to consumers today and becomes even more critical to mobile devices going forward," said Hiroki Totoki, President and CEO at Sony Mobile Communications in a statement. "Our investment in Qnovo and their innovative intelligent charging process allows us to deliver an even better consumer mobile experience."
According to the company, Qnovo’s QNS software managing device charging together with Sony Mobile’s latest battery technology has enabled Sony Mobile to extend battery lifespans by up to twice as long as previously achieved. The technology combination also enables Xperia owners to enjoy more daily use as the battery ages.
Qnovo adaptive charging claims to provide a much improved mobile experience, especially with repeated battery charging. Qnovo QNS adaptive charging software takes a patented approach to battery charging by measuring battery health in real-time and continuously adjusting battery charging current.
Intelligent management of the charging process enables mobile device manufacturers increased flexibility to improve all aspects of battery performance simultaneously, including longer lifespan, more daily use, faster charging and thinner devices. Qnovo technology operates on standard, un-modified lithium-ion cells and optimizes battery performance throughout a mobile product’s lifetime.