Most people had long been waiting for a sharp cure in cell phone technology to use some renewable source of energy. This has been proved by Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics who would soon unveil their prototype handsets which can be charged through solar panels built in the cases.
The cell phone from Samsung called the Blue Earth is designed as touch screen model that is designed with curved corners which looks much like their previous well curved pebble model. Samsung continued with the environment theme saying that the phone has been manufactured from specific recycled plastic and it does not include any harmful substances like phthalates, brominated flame retardants and beryllium. There are solar cells on the cell phone which occupies most of the rear case of the cell phone.
However, LG did not provide many details about their prototype cell phone, but a few pictures from LG Electronics would show you what seems to be the version of their KF750 Secret handset like, similar to the Samsung as this model from LG also comes with solar cells that cover most of the rear casing of the cell phone. These two cell phones from the two huge electronic consumer manufacturers were declared almost at the same time by the respective company in South Korea this month. However it has been observed that in both these cell phones the solar panels do not prove to offer enough power to operate the cell phone directly and so they are basically used for recharging the standard cell phone battery that is built into the device.
Now, you might even be thinking that these new cell phones with an innovative technology might be meaning an end to all the charging devices. As the answer here seems almost certain it is actual not, at least initially. Samsung has said that their Blue Earth cell phone is packed with charger but they also added that the device is an energy resourceful device which draws just about 30 milliwatts when in its standby mode. However according to LG, they hope to commercialize these solar charged cell phones when they have a model which offers at least 3 minutes of talk time after being charges for around ten minutes.
Therefore, in the shallow limits of a bag or pocket the phones will not be capable of charging and so the users will need to make sure that they are frequently out in the sunlight. Additionally as the solar panels are fixed at the rear side of the device, they should be placed faced down for highest efficiency which can lead to scuffing and scratching of the display.
Regardless of these few drawbacks, the development of these cell phones means that are companies thinking about designing and manufacturing eco friendly products or they are thinking about environmentally conscious people along with the increasing market for green and earth friendly products. However, both the companies have still not offered any timing for the prototypes to become commercial devices and also about their pricing details.