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Battery Life Problems on Your Smartphone? A Whole New Research Has Got the Answer.


It’s no secret that Mobile phones, while indispensable inside the modern life, have a trouble with battery longevity. I have found that in most cases, my Android mobile phone and iPhone will run out of power in the mean time they’ve fallen into sleep mode while unplugged from the wall for approximately 24 hours. This can be a bit frustrating, especially if I need the phone to operate without power for a set period of time, for example on the road trip when I neglected to pack a car charger and won’t have access to a power source for several days.

Wysips, small startup company in France wants to find a solution to increase Smartphone battery while dodging the opportunity of making them any more cumbersome [1]. Expanding the dimensions of the battery pack might sure help, but a Mobile phone should be able to fit easily in a pocket or inner compartment without taking up a lot of space. Due to this, the idea would not be viable.

Wysips wants to compete with top European Touch screen phone innovators like HTC by entering their unique and innovative phones in the market. Wysips capitalizes on the battery life of their third generation prototype phones, which works on the solar cell at the very top half of the phone’s screen to extend battery life. The best part of the whole thing would be that the solar cell is nearly completely transparent, producing energy while letting the cellphone’s user stare directly through it.

What’s important is that the tech utilized to make the nearly-transparent solar strips resembles the lenticular surface area screen technology utilized to make the Nintendo 3DS and a few of Samsung’s brand new “Naked Eye 3D” panels. Essentially, the top side of the screen is overlaid with small strips of solar cells that draw in solar energy to give extra power to the cell phone.

While the solar panels can’t keep the cellphone completely functional, they are able to greatly extend the battery life of the Smartphone itself, which is something that individuals have been begging for. The solar power at the top is only marginally noticeable, showing slightly darker as opposed to lower part of the screen. Wysips doesn’t have any fully-functional prototypes demoing at trade shows, but they got some basic, case-free presentations of the technology.

The solar cells don’t obstruct touchscreen performance at all, which is a must. The photo voltaic cell film is really a part of the screen, so moving a finger towards the screen generates the response.

Wysips states that near future models will be even better [2], as the solar cell panels is going to be nearly totally transparent when the technology is ready to be displayed in all its glory.

A hands-on demonstration of the mobile phone has the slightly-annoying display glitch where black bars quickly appear across the screen when the cell phone is tilted at particular angles, which can be actually reasonably common in any kinds of lenticular display screens on mobile devices or otherwise. Wysips says the bug will be worked out when a retail version is ready.

Wysips is in talks with a number of mobile carriers and phone producers, but the company has not done any news about what company might carry their cellular phone first, or which cellphone developer might try to purchase the rights on the patent [3]. Nevertheless, the technique has truly taken off, and it’s got tech enthusiasts as well as the general public alike very enthusiastic.

The firm anticipates that they will be creating another few demos before things really get up along in sales. There aren’t any official estimates on when the cell phone will be retail-ready, but I’m really very excited to listen to more details.

About the author: H. Monaghan is a cell phones expert and writes <a href=”http://www.12voltsolarpanels.net/i-phone-solar-chargers”>iphone solar battery charger reviews</a> for the 12voltsolarpanels.net blog. It’s a non profits website she uses to talk about the latest technology news about solar battery chargers for small devices and cell phones.

Footnotes:

[1] <a href=”http://www.wysips.com/en-savoir-plusgb.php”>Wysips Official Site</a> explains in detail how the solar mobile phone charger works

[2] <a href=”http://www.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/news/newsIrRead.do?news_ctgry=irnewsrelease&news_seq=14986″>Official Samsung site</a> where it’s published their last tentative (called Blue Earth Phone) as one example of companies investing in this new technology.

[3] <a href=”http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2011/01/apple-wins-their-first-solar-powered-patent-for-portables.html”>Patentlyapple.com</a> writes on the Apple’s patent on solar powered devices.

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