If you've ever encountered your phone dying on you because it ran out of battery, Huawei's latest teaser for the upcoming Mate 9 will hit you in all the right places. The smartphone manufacturer recently unveiled a video that starts of with an image of a smartphone battery icon with only one red bar. And for everyone who's ever owned a smartphone in this lifetime, this is an all too familiar icon that only means one thing: your phone is running out of battery juice. The video then proceeds to ask the viewers "Do you hate this too?"
The video then takes a turn to feature a few interviews when users were asked the same question. The first to come on screen shares his experience of seeing his phone's battery jump from 40% to 21% in a jiffy before it turns off. Another respondent shares that whenever her phone no longer has any battery left while she's still at work, she feels lost. The next man to come on screen shares his struggle with his phone charging way too long. This is then further explained by another man who says he has to wait 4-5 hours just so his phone could fully charge.
These are all struggles that smartphone manufacturers know all too well. As such, they have come up with various ways to address these issues like producing a larger battery pack and fast-charging technology. But with recent events like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7's battery exploding, many can't help but feel frightened over their next smartphone purchases.
Hopefully, Huawei is able to address such issues with its new Mate 9. Although there isn't much information available online yet, the wait isn't too long before they finally unveil the device. Perhaps we'll learn more about the device's battery in the days leading to its November 3rd launch. At least one thing's clear-- the public is hoping it won't cause the device to explode too.