Gallery: Samsung Releases Solar Powered Phone!


Green Gadget fans have been waiting for the holy green grail of gadgets for awhile now: the solar-powered mobile phone. And now it seems that Samsung has finally delivered on this promise with their brand new Blue Earth phone. Blue Earth is a gorgeous green touch phone that has a full solar panel on its back which can generate enough power to charge the phone. And yes – the gadget is still small enough to fit in your pocket!

As if releasing a solar powered phone wasn’t enough, Samsung is going above and beyond to achieve what they hope is the greenest phone on the market. The body of the phone is made out of recycled water bottles and has no brominated flame retardants, beryllium and phthalates – all incredibly toxic substances. That goes for the charger as well, which also meets the newer standby mode energy efficiency ratings. Granted, it is solar powered, so really, a charger?

The device is set to be energy efficient, with a new user interface making it easy to activate the phone’s energy saving mode. It also includes a pedometer, and CO2 emissions calculator, and Samsung is aiming for minimal packaging made entirely from recycled paper.

Samsung is clearly throwing the gauntlet to all phone manufacturers, and we hope to see solar cells integrated throughout the rest of their line. The phone will be unveiled on February 16th at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Via Pocketlint


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  2. Mahe Mar December 26, 2012 at 12:28 am

    I want to do project work on this can u people help me…

  3. raymond 007 October 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    i would like to know more about your phones because i have dezighned a transperant solar phone

  4. christopheredwards January 21, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    for some time now there has been talk of a solar powered cell phone and finally samsung has released.

  5. Irine August 4, 2010 at 6:04 am

    you can buy it an pretty good price here –

  6. debasty2005 May 26, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    this is i wish i get my own now. when do we expect this great this product in the african market. can i be an agent in Ghana?. i sell phones here. hope to hear from u.

  7. khobog May 24, 2010 at 12:13 am

    very much interested in distributing this phone in

  8. 1.4 November 6, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I Would like to know if these phones are avalible in Ireland? If not, How much would it cost to import and re sell?

  9. manisuresh May 26, 2009 at 4:45 am

    I want to know who is the supplier of this Solar panel????????

    Somebody help me.

  10. djgross March 8, 2009 at 9:18 am

    I want one! Unfortunately Verizon said that it is not compatibile with their system and they would not be making them available.

  11. emmagleb February 15, 2009 at 11:24 am

    This is fascinating!! Two things:
    1. I hope the phone is affordable to everone who would want one, regardless of income and country of residence
    2. I also hope that other phone, laptop and other gadget manufacturers follow this excellent example!

  12. danuker February 14, 2009 at 6:42 am

    “India has a 3g network where oxen still pull carts.”
    Oxen are among the most fuel-efficient vehicles there are.

  13. Solargex February 13, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    At Solargex we are always looking for innovations that can be used throughout the Pacific Islands – what a brilliant idea! Let’s hope that the operational frequencies are suitable for this “part of the world”.

  14. techtonix February 13, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Wow! this would be such a hot seller in India, and Africa! I saw so many households in the India countrysides that had solar panels, just for charging their cell-phones. and yes, India has a 3g network where oxen still pull carts. I really hope they are going to sell these to the 3’rd world countries at an affordable price.

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