LG Unveils solar-powered mobile phone

LG unveiled its eco-friendly mobile phone equipped with a solar panel battery cover at the Mobile World Congress 2009. The phone’s solar power system is embedded onto the battery cover, to conveniently harness the sun’s limitless and pollution-free energy. By simply pointing the phone’s solar panel at natural light, the panel will convert solar energy into electricity without needing to be plugged in. Exposing the panel to the sun for ten minutes will give the phone enough power for a three-minute call, making it the perfect companion for emergency situations when no power is available to charge a dead battery. If left in natural light for long periods, the solar panel creates enough standby power to power the phone without any charging devices.

This Solar-powered handset is part of LG’s aggressive green initiative, proving LG’s commitment to creating a healthier environment for everyone. LG plans to release this eco-friendly phone in the European market at the end of this year.