Luxury watchmaker Tag has created what it claims to be the world’s first smartphone capable of keeping its battery topped up through solar power.
Called the Meridiist Infinite, the phone is the result of combined efforts by Atelier Haute Communication and Sun Partner Technologies, and features Wysips Crystal Technology embedded into its screen.
As Tag explains: “An invisible photovoltaic component is built into the sapphire crystal screen, which produces enough electricity under specific natural or artificial light source to charge the phone.”
The technology can harvest energy from both natural and artificial light, which is then used to keep the phone’s battery charged. Although sunlight isn’t enough to power your gaming sessions or Skype calls, Tag claims the phone’s battery will not lose charge at all while in standby mode. Leave the phone on your desk screen-up, and it’ll stay at 100% all day long.
Made from Titanium Grade 5, carbon and rubber, just 1,911 Meridiist Infinites will be produced, and Tag will be selling them next year for €3,900 each. And you thought a 64GB iPhone was expensive.