Kyocera has a solar-powered handset prototype and it will showcase it at the MWC

Kyocera has a solar-powered handset prototype and it will showcase it at the MWC
Kyocera is primarily famous for bringing super-rugged smartphones to the world, especially the sapphire glass display-equipped Brigadier and the Bear Grylls-advertized DuraForce. Sure, they are not exceptionally pretty, or powerful, but if one needs a smartphone that can take a beating – there are few other offerings that can match the Kyoceras.

The company, however, seems to be interested in making more than rugged handsets, as we can see it coming up with some interesting concepts, such as the Proteus – the flexible device, which can transform itself from a handset to a wearable and back.

Now, the company claims that it will be showcasing a prototype smartphone on this year's MWC, which incorporates a Wysips Crystal technology, effectively allowing the handset to charge itself from light sources. The Wysips component is a layer, which can apparently be placed over, or below, the touchscreen panel. The part is, reportedly, ultrathin, which should mean that it won't cause the smartphones it is added to become excessively thick.

Well, this sounds interesting – we've heard of a couple of projects that intend to charge batteries with the use of sound, but we're pretty sure this is the first solar-powered prototype to actually be so close to showcasing (though, Microsoft is also working on a light beam charging method). Let's see how this turns out.

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