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Nokia: Smartphone batteries need 'breakthrough'

The head of the handset maker's research center says it will be a long time yet before power-hungry smartphones can last on a weekly power charge.

Nokia's Henry Tirri
Henry Tirri Nokia

HELSINKI--It will take years and a technology "breakthrough on multiple fronts" before the battery lives of smartphones will reach "good" levels, according to the head of Nokia's research center, Henry Tirri.

By "good," Tirri meant phones that can last on a weekly power charge, which will support battery utilization closer to what basic phone models require today, he said at a media interview here Tuesday.

Lamenting the current state of smartphone battery life, he noted that most high-performance models with large screens do not last more than eight hours of constant usage on a single charge....

Read more of "Smartphone batteries need 'breakthrough'" at ZDNet Asia.