Technology giant Intel says it has developed a solar-powered LED display for the iPhone that will make it easier to make your phone work with your other smart devices, including your smart TV.
In a blog post, Intel said it had developed a system that turns a solar cell into a flexible display, which allows for the display to be folded, tilted, and rotated to provide a variety of different views.
“The display is a solar panel that has a silicon layer on top that can be rotated to fold and flip,” the blog post said.
When the display is flipped, the silicon layer is removed and a flexible, curved panel is formed, which is then attached to a flexible metal base.
The display can be folded in two directions, allowing for different views of the same scene.
“The panels are very thin and have a high resolution,” the post said, and can be used to make “flat-panel displays”.
Intel said it was working on a more flexible version of the display that would be able to be “stretched to display different views”, and would have a thinner “surface area” than its previous version.
“We believe the next generation of the Intel Display family will deliver improved performance and flexibility in applications requiring different viewing angles, colors, and viewing angles in a wider variety of conditions,” the company said.
“This will make smartphone displays much more adaptable to a wide variety of environments, and it will enable users to do things like control their smart devices remotely with a single, simple-to-use interface.”
In a video posted on Intel’s website, Intel also showed how it can fold the solar cell panels into an iPhone display.
The chip giant said the display would be available in 2018.
The solar cell displays could also be used in some other areas of the iPhone.
For example, the device could be turned into a wireless display for those who don’t want to carry a smartphone, the blog said.
The display was developed by an Australian company called Lumens.
According to Intel, it will be available for pre-order from September 2019, and the device will be priced at $599.