While most of the smartphone makers are focused in the production of the devices with larger display, better and powerful processor as well as improved UI these days, an innovative new smartphone with a battery that provides non-stop power to the devices for a weeks has come in limelight at MWC event last week. The smartphone is at present in prototype status featuring black and white display.
E Ink, the popular company behind electronic paper displays had showcased two prototypes of phones running on the Android operating system. These prototype smartphones were loaded with a web browser, a message inbox, a contact directory and an e-book reader.
The prototype smartphone is said to consume battery power only when it redraws the screen making the battery life comparatively longer. As per the company, once it get charged, it can last up to a month or several weeks of normal use. According to Nicholas Carbonnier, of ARMdevices.net, the prototypes could be made as a low-cost option for under $200 that would suit people in markets where limited power supply was a greater concern than full smartphone features. He also mentioned that Ink was also working on clip-on covers for popular smartphones, that would add an E Ink screen to the back of the phone.
It’s also worth remembering that a Russian manufacturer Yota had showcased its dual-screen smartphone with much longer battery life at the concluded CES in January this year. The smartphone had a normal colour screen on one side and a black and white E Ink screen on the other. The E Ink screen on the Yota phone even displays an image when the phone battery is over.