Evolving from Lithium-ion batteries, Lithium polymer batteries offer a distinct advantage over their predecessor in terms of cost, utility, durability and flexibility. A Lithium-polymer battery can be shaped to fit in an array of devices. As cell phones become thinner, it is important for battery manufactures to develop new ways to charge these ever important devices.
Using a lithium-polymer battery allows the manufacturer to shape the battery in essentially any way they please. This allows for more freedom in designing the true power behind our mobile devices. Another advantage of lithium polymer cells over nickel-cadmium and nickel metal hydride cells is that the rate of self-discharge is much lower.