Chinese phone major TCL Communication will soon launch solar smartphones.
The company is currently working with Sunpartner to develop smartphone prototypes powered by solar and artificial light by integrating Wysips Crystal technology into its smartphone screens.
Sunpartner is now designing prototypes for three global leaders in mobile telephony.
The company plans to finalize two agreements in the coming months and sign the first licenses during the first half of 2014.
Wysips, a subsidiary of Sunpartner, has invented a component capable of transforming any surface into a solar energy-producing medium without changing its look.
Suited to indoor or mobile applications, Wysips technology can be used for mobile phones, tablets, e-readers and other screen devices.
In addition, Wysips will continue its Smart 4G Tablet project with Archos, Gemalto and Eurocom, the future new generation, high-security tablet, with low consumption requirements and totally self-sufficient from an energy standpoint.