We all know that most smartphones these days require a whole lot of juice to last throughout the day, and more often than not, most road warriors tend to charge their devices whenever there is a power outlet nearby. The Umeox Apollo however, decides to take a very different route – after all, this Android-powered smartphone is the first of its kind to run on solar power, and has already started going through the rigors of manufacturing although there is no concrete release date (if ever) in the US. Apparently, there will be a couple of models – where one of them will function in Europe and most of Asia. It takes around 2.5 hours of sunlight to charge its battery fully, although chances are pretty good you might want to avoid baking your handset under direct sunlight for that length of time since the other components might just go bust sooner than expected, but at least this function comes in handy if you’re too far away from a power source and need some temporary relief from a power drought. Other specifications include 1GB of internal storage, a microSD memory card slot, a 3-megapixel rear camera and an integrated FM radio.
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