Solar smartphone screens can recharge batteries

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Smartphone batteries are infamously short and we have seen plenty of startups utilizing solar power to provide on-the-go charging. Examples include a solar print advertisement, solar headphones and solar-powered stained glass windows. Now, Sunpartner Technologies could trump them all with its photovoltaic screen that can enable practically any smartphone to generate its own solar power and charge itself. Sunpartner Technologies teamed up with Japanese tech giant Kyocera to create a prototype solar charging phone, which can translate three minutes of sunlight into one minute of talk time. The device incorporates Sunpartner’s 0.55 mm Wysips display, which sits below the phone’s…

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