In this unlocked cell phone world, most take electricity for granted, until they go camping or the power goes out. Everyone has been placed in situations when they are stuck with a dead phone and have no way to charge it. Imagine never having to subject yourself to situations like that one again when you use the Umeox Apollo, which is a solar powered phone.
The device was announced at the Mobile World Congress. There have been a number of previously released solar powered devices that also run on Android in the past, but never has one of these phones been as outwardly impressive as the Umeox Apollo.
So far there is no information on whether or not it will even be released in the United States or anywhere in North America. The Chinese manufacturer has remained tight lipped about the phone. Some rumors have stated that the company is working on two different versions of the phone including one that will work in the US and support 850/1900 MHz bands (which would allow the phone to work with AT&T), and one version that would allow the phone to work in Europe and Asia.
The phone will also come with a three megapixel rear camera, which is a bit underpowered given the current market. The company did warn users not to kill the battery completely. Charging for daily usage would only need about 2.5 hours of sun light, if the phone is sitting in the sun and not being used. However, after completely dying, the phone would need about 17 hours to charge.
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