Second Life Phone Concept

Cho Sinhyung and Jeon Jungjae has come up with a second life mobile phone concept. People often forget the importance of battery life and this concept helps them in improving the battery life of their mobile phones.

The Second Life Mobile Phone Concept works on the premise that we often forget about the battery life of our mobile phones, hence run out of juice, just at the wrong time. As a remedy (rather power-saver-option) the phone incorporates a double display. When in active use the AMOLED screen powers up in all glory and in standby mode the E-ink display gets active. This essentially means that the E-ink uses very little energy and the degree of transparency of the display shows how much battery is remaining. The more transparent the display, the less battery remaining.

So besides ultra-low power consumption, the transparent screen offers an intuitive expression: “You’re low on juice so better recharge the phone soon!” Apparently the E-ink uses power to change the degree of transparency and doesn’t add to the battery load.

I like the idea behind the concept and its transparent vibe, but I guess its more aimed at a niche set of people who keep forgetting to put their phone on charge.

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The second life mobile phone concept focuses on a phone which will be supporting double display for saving battery life. The AMOLED display will be used when the phone is active and E-ink display will be used in the standby time to save battery.

E-ink consumes a very small amount of energy and does help in saving a lot of battery. The E-ink display will not only save battery but will also give an indication when the battery is low. The transparency level of the display will indicate that the battery is low.