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Pakistani smartphones may once more have replaceable batteries

Pakistani smartphones may once more have replaceable batteries:

Pakistani smartphones may once more have replaceable batteries

The smartphone industry is undergoing significant change because of the EU. It will compel smartphone manufacturers to allow third-party apps starting in January 2024.

Then, starting in 2024, all portable electronic devices will be required to use USB C.

All portable electronics must now have user-replaceable batteries, thanks to a provisional agreement.

As Pakistan imports smartphones, this will have an effect on the phones sold there.

The agreement covers almost all types of batteries, including portable batteries, starting, lighting, and ignition (SLI) batteries for automobiles, light means of transportation (LMT) batteries for electric scooters, bikes, and other vehicles, and electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

If this legislation passes, manufacturers will have three and a half years to redesign their portable electronics so that users can remove and replace the batteries.

According to the new EU regulations, every battery must have labels and QR codes. The capacity, performance, chemical makeup, and a symbol for “separate collections” are all listed in these codes.

Furthermore, batteries will have digital passports containing data on the battery model and specific batteries.

The environment was a major driving force behind this agreement.

Recycled materials in batteries must meet minimum standards of 16% cobalt, 85% lead, and 6% lithium nickel, according to the plan.

The collection of used batteries will fuel the recycling process.

At least 45% of portable batteries must be collected by 2023, 63% by 2027, and 73% by 2030.

The use of LMT batteries is expected to rise to 51% in 2028 and 61% in 2031.

What About Pakistan?

Of course, these rules will never be enforced in Pakistan, but phone manufacturers are unlikely to start selling handsets with completely different builds in different regions.

As a result, if phones with replaceable batteries become legal in the EU, they will almost certainly make their way to Pakistan as well.

Pavan Manzoor
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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.


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