Although Samsung is a brand known primarily for marketing electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, smartwatches or laptops, the Korean firm’s parent company, Samsung Electronics, derives most of its revenue from sales of components such as semiconductors or touch panels to other manufacturers of cell phones, computers and even electric vehicles.
Now we have just learned that Samsung is going to start marketing another component for smartphones and electric cars that is in high demand today: solid-state batteries sooner than you think, as the Korean giant plans to start selling these new batteries in less than 4 years.
Samsung to launch its own solid-state batteries in 2027 #
The global edition of Korean media outlet The Korea Economic Daily recently published a report claiming that Samsung plans to start selling its own solid-state batteries (ASB) from 2027.
The main difference between solid-state batteries and the lithium batteries we have today is that the latter use a liquid electrolyte between the anode and cathode to facilitate the flow of ions, while solid-state batteries use solid materials, something that improves battery resistance, increases energy density and also reduces the risk of fire.
According to the aforementioned media outlet, Samsung’s battery manufacturing and development division, called Samsung SDI, has just formed a new task force that will focus on commercializing solid-state batteries for cell phones, tablets, computers and electric cars.
This team will be led by Go Joo-young, marketing team leader and vice president of Samsung’s large-scale battery business unit, and the team’s goal is to accelerate the launch of Samsung’s solid-state batteries by actively collaborating with partners and customers.
In fact, this is not a new project, since, in March of this year, the Korean firm installed the ASB battery test production line at its Suwon research center.
As far as we know so far, Samsung SDI is currently focusing on developing solid-state batteries with an energy density of more than 900 Wh/L, for which it is using a sulfur-based technology, as this is able to achieve a faster flow of lithium ions per unit volume.
For this reason, Samsung’s solid-state batteries will most likely be launched first for electric vehicles from different brands such as BMW, Fiat or Hyundai and later marketed for other batteries devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.