Nokia Lumia 925 charged in seconds with the use of... lightning!
posted by Chris P. / Sep 30, 2013, 5:54 AM
We've seen our fair share of weird stuff on the internet, and in the smartphone category in particular. Nokia's latest exploit, however, is edging on the ludicrous. The company, soon to be a part of Microsoft, doesn't appear too concerned about the fact that its current identity is threatened with extinction and is seemingly continuing to do its own thing. To put this more explicitly, Nokia has enrolled the help of the University of Southampton and more specifically – its high voltage laboratory.
In case you were wondering, this is where it gets weirdly awesome, for the duo had the goal of taming the raw energy of a lightning by simulating the charge produced during a strike, with the aim of charging a Lumia 925 through it. Well, what do you know – it worked, or so Nokia and the scientists behind the experiment claim:
A flashy gimmick or an actual, useful experiment? Nobody can really tell just yet, though Nokia is certainly taking the opportunity to remind us of their early adoption of wireless charging technology. That would be quite alright with us, granted that Nokia comes up with an equally zippy real life application for this.
- Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8.7 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB
- Battery 2000 mAh(12.8h 3G talk time)
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That battery is going to explode!
posted on Sep 30, 2013, 5:57 AM 3
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No, it is Nokia and not Samsung.
posted on Sep 30, 2013, 5:59 AM 20
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At the end of the video, the phone is charged just for a small percentage of its capacity, so what's the point of all this? It's a nice marketing video, a fun thing to watch, but when on the same day you read about the Fujitsu Arrow A (on this website) that can be actually be charged in 10 minutes with an amount of energy sufficient for the whole day you think that Nokia could invest their money better (i.e. do actual research instead of marketing).
posted on Sep 30, 2013, 7:23 AM 2
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Wall output is more than enough for a phone to charge very fast. The only problem is nobody has found out how to do it without doing major damage to the phone or battery.
posted on Sep 30, 2013, 7:32 AM 0
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