The luxury watch brand, TAG Heuer made a new addition to “meridiist series” of luxury mobile phones. The Swiss manufacturer introduced the “Meridiist Infinite” famed as the “world’s first perpetual power reserve mobile phone” which can remain in the standby mode forever without losing it’s charge.
What is it?
The Meridiist Infinite is a collaborative innovation by “Atelier Haute Communication” the company which produce custom-built phones and “Sunpartner Technologies” the inventor of Wysips Crystal. It was revealed during the Baselworld 2014 Watch and Jewellery show, which ended yesterday.
Wysips Crystal refers to a transparent photovoltaic film which when placed between the phone screen’s and the LCD screen can automatically charge the battery of the phone.
How does it work?
The phone contains a sapphire screen which hides a layer of completely transparent photovoltaic cells and beneath it is the full color 2.4-inch TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. The solar cells will be able to trickle charge the mobile phone automatically even when the battery is dead, when it’s exposed to certain natural and artificial light sources.
The front of the phone contains the sapphire screen with a monochrome OLED panel at the top which acts as secondary screen to display time and other informations. It has an alphanumeric keyboard.
As a whole it has a grade 5 Titanium and carbon body. The phone is dual SIM and it comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera and 8GB of storage.
Only 1911 numbered pieces of the Meridiist Infinite will be ever made, which is modelled on the same principals as the conventional Meridiist. It would be available worldwide in July 2014 in select TAG Heuer stores. The price is yet to be announced.
A general hunch about the price is that it would cost upward of $5300, since the older version of Meridiist costed that much. If you plan to get your hands on one, expect a deep hole in your pocket.