(Almost) infinite battery: Xiaomi patents a phone that recharges with sunlight

(Almost) infinite battery: Xiaomi patents a phone that recharges with sunlight

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(Almost) infinite battery: Xiaomi patents a phone that recharges with sunlight

Xiaomi, the second largest cell phone manufacturer in the world, surprised the industry with the patent for an innovative cell phone wherever you look at it, since will have a solar panel on the back so that it constantly feeds on sunlight.

Through renders published by the Letsgodigital site, the Chinese brand revealed the first details of an upcoming cell phone – still no confirmed date – and an idea of ​​its design: at first glance “normal”, but with a rear end out of the ordinary.

It appears that with this innovation the phone battery can be recharged in a solar way, something that would allow the user have virtually unlimited battery during daylight hours, by constantly recharging the device.

Xiaomi’s next cell phone could have a solar panel built in. Photo: LetsGo.

The rear of this model is occupied almost entirely by the different cells that make up the plate, although there is room for the camera, so it would not be a terminal so different from the rest. The patent also reads on an all-screen panel, a la Mi Mix 4, and with a fairly slim body.

(Almost) infinite battery: Xiaomi patents a phone that recharges with sunlight

Samsung E1107 Crest Solar with solar panel.

Although it may seem like it, this departure from Xiaomi is not entirely new. Samsung had already dabbled in “solar cell phones” in 2010 when he released the E1107 Crest Solar. With a battery powered by the sun, the phone promised to solve the problem of not having electricity, particularly in rural areas.

What remains to be revealed from Xiaomi how this ambitious cell phone will work in energy matters. For example, what will happen when it is recharged, how it will avoid overcharging, how the temperature of the battery and the device itself will be managed when it is exposed to the sun for a long time, among other concerns.

They also go for electric vehicles

But not all are cell phones in Xioami’s business. The Chinese manufacturer became the latest Chinese company to launch on Wednesday manufacture of electric vehicles.

The company “Xiaomi Auto was officially registered [el] September 1, “announced the group’s CEO, Lei Jun, on his Weibo account.

The company will have a capital of 10 billion dollars, he added.

(Almost) infinite battery: Xiaomi patents a phone that recharges with sunlight

Xiaomi is committed to electric vehicles.

As a sign of the importance that the group will give to this new activity, Lei Jun hired 500 engineers in China in July.

New energy vehicles (hybrids, electric, fuel cell) are booming in China, a country at the forefront in this field thanks, above all, to an ultra-connected population and a policy of incentives by the authorities.

National and foreign manufacturers compete to capture a part of this market.

Xiaomi is not the first Chinese company to get fully involved in this automotive sector. Multiple signatures, such as XPeng and Li Auto, which went public last year in the United States, were also involved in the development of these vehicles.