Chinese smartphone giant Huawei made a battery that charges your phone halfway in five minutes.

This Chinese Smartphone Battery Charges 50 Percent in Five Minutes

This Chinese Smartphone Battery Charges 50 Percent in Five Minutes

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Nov. 17 2015 11:04 AM

This Chinese Smartphone Battery Charges 50 Percent in Five Minutes

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The Chinese smartphone giant is building a better battery.

Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

This post originally appeared on Business Insider.

Huawei, the Chinese smartphone giant, has developed a battery that can charge to 48 percent in around five minutes, the BBC reports

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Fast charging technology works by including sturdier components which can deal with a higher power input, according to Android Authority.

Qualcomm has also been experimenting with fast charging, offering a 60 percent charge in five minutes. Samsung's Galaxy S6 handsets can get four hours of usage from 10 minutes charge

Huawei also developed a battery that can charge to nearly 70 percent in two minutes, but it is not big enough to power a smartphone for an extended period of time.

Enabling fast battery charging is one way of compensating for the relative lack of progress being made by big tech companies. 

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Here is a video of the smartphone charging to 50 percent in five minutes: