The Indian handset manufacturer Micromax which is dedicated to produce mobiles with attractive features along with affordable price tags for Indian people has now launched a handset Micromax X259 in the market which consists a solar panel right in the back of the mobile that enables users to charge the battery via sunlight.
The Micromax X259 supports dual-SIM connectivities and features a 2.4-inch QVGA display with impressive 240x320p screen resolution. The device has been incorporated with 0.3MP camera mounted on the back side along with and audio and video player. It also includes FM radio, GPRS and Bluetooth and has been powered by 1,000mAh battery which is claimed to offer 4.5 hours of talktime and 200 hours of standby time. The media storage of the mobile can be expanded up to 4Gb via microSD card.
This solar chargeable phone has been made specially for the people belonging to the rural area in the country where electricity is still a daydream. Here I would like to remind that the Micromax X259 isn’t the only solar chargeable phone in India. Prior to this, in 2010 Samsung had also launched first solar chargeable handset called Solar Guru E1107 which costs 2,799. In comparison to Samsung Solar Guru E1107, Micromax X259 seems quite cheaper. The Micromax is also planing to launch a phone with in-built solar charger in the coming future.