Nokia Corp Continues Research to Enable Use of Lightning to Charge Its Phones
Nokia Corp is working at the possibility of charging its Lumia smartphones using lightning from nature. The Finnish handset manufacturer, together with the University of Southampton, has posted a video online that it said would prove that its Nokia Lumia 925 could withstand the strike of lightning.
That video has been posted in YouTube. It could serve as proof-of-concept research about the use of real lightning to possibly charge the Lumia phone. In a statement released along with the video, the company said it is working to tap one of the most significant energy sources from nature for charging its devices in what it called a ‘sustainable manner.’
At the same time, the experiment serves as a proof that the Nokia Lumia 925 is durable and of high quality. It highlights the company’s continuous research on how to further improve durability as well as reliability of its smartphones.
In the video, Nokia created an artificial arc of high voltage to demonstrate how Lumia 925 could possibly be charged by lightning. It was a test that should not be replicated by people without proper equipment and caution.
Harnessing lightning power for possible personal use could be an interesting subject for most technology users. That is why this effort by Nokia is of particularly high interest these days. If all other smartphone manufacturers are focused at introducing new features and apps, Nokia seems bent on taking more creativity to make a distinction.
Nokia Lumia 925
Incidentally, Lumia 925 is not Nokia’s most popular and best smartphone around. Most reviewers and consumers think it is just a mere updated version of its predecessor, Nokia Lumia 920. However, the model is known for additional panache.
Lumia 925 is characterized by thinner body that easily fits into user’s hand. Not surprisingly, it also has added software features. Internally, the smartphone has dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of random access memory, and other capacities. Now, it could claim to be among the most durable.
Charging by ‘lightning’
However, as of this time, Lumia 925 and its siblings like Lumia 920 and Lumia 1020 are still not able to charge batteries through lightning. But Nokia assured that it could possibly add that as a unique feature in the smartphones in the near future.
By now, rival Apple Inc has already been able to develop iPhones that charge by Lightning. However, that is a different kind of ‘Lightning’ as the word may refer to a special connector instead of the weather phenomenon.