It is reported that the subsidiary of LG Energy Solutions is close to completing the development of a new button battery.Once it moves into mass production, it will be able to compete with rivals such as Samsung SDI, Varta and Eve Energy to win orders for more true wireless earphones, such as Apple AirPods and Samsung Galaxy Buds.
Until now, LG Energy Solutions has been focusing on Pin Cell batteries.But now the company is preparing to build a new pilot production line for the Button Cell.
Back in the days, the company supplied batteries for Apple's AirPods 1 and 2.LG has a 48 per cent market share in wireless headphone batteries, according to Counterpoint, a market research firm.
But when Apple introduced its AirPods Pro, which uses a button battery, things slowly began to change, putting pin batteries to shame.
Samsung SDI developed an 85mAh and 60mAh button battery last year, which has been used in Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Buds.
The button batteries used in Apple's AirPods come mainly from Warta, Germany.There are also rumors that the company is working on what it calls a "lite" version of its AirPods Pro.
LG Energy Solution's button battery project has been carefully prepared from materials and production equipment, according to sources familiar with the matter.The next focus would be on how to increase the total capacity.