This is really getting interesting !! First Nokia teasing, “Sun, sun, sun here we come” and now there are two articles tipped to us by our dear reader “dojobi“. One article says that Nokia was already supposed to show some smartphone with solar charging at MWC with technology from French company SunPartner Group. The second article also mentions the same fact that Nokia and SunPartner Group are certainly going to bring solar charging with help of “Wysips technology” to Lumia smartphones.
Now, if you remember even Lumia 928 was supposed to be unveiled at MWC and later Nokia gave it a miss. So, bit of coincidence here!!
Wysips or “What You See Is Photovoltaic Surface” helps to have a solar battery on the display screen. A transparent photovoltaic component technology incorporating solar collectors in any display surface. This device fits below or above the touch screen of the mobile. Wysips is meant to be able to ensure 30 minutes of talking time after one hour charging on light. Best part is that Wysips would add less than $1 extra cost in the phone’s prime cost.
The company tells that their R&D has succeeded in achieving a 90% transparency rate and that their technology has no effect on visual quality or screen functions and is therefore optimal for the touchscreens of smart phones.”
Further, it is 0.5 millimeters or less in thickness and its two major advantages are transparency and power. Power means in this case that “it can already generate 5.8 milliwatts-peak per cm2.
“Integrated during the manufacturing process, below or on top of the touchscreen, it is connected to an electronic chip that converts and manages the energy produced. The photovoltaic component is recharged along with the device battery by exposure to natural sunlight or artificial light.
Nokia equipped Lumia 920 with wireless charging bringing wireless charging to mainstream, there can be no better way to bring “Solar charging” mainstream than equipping Lumia 928 with it. Though it still is just a speculation by us and may be later device like T-Mobile and Global version of “Catwalk” or 41 MP EOS may sport that as well for the first time. But, Nokia teasing the solar charging gives us hope of solar charging debuting soon !!