Huawei, the Chinese smartphone giant, has developed a battery that can charge to 48 percent in around five minutes, the BBC reports.
Fast charging technology works by including sturdier components which can deal with a higher power input, according to Android Authority.
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.
Here is a video of the smartphone charging to 50 percent in five minutes: