Don’t get too excited yet, it’s not like the TAG Heuer Meridiist Infinite and its ‘perpetual power reserve’ will actually let you strut around without a charger if you had it. What you can expect is for the phone to stay alive in standby mode at least in case it runs out of juice.
Basically, the Meridiist Infinite can maintain the power level of its battery at standby until you find a wall outlet to hook it up to. The device does this by sucking up energy from ambient light. The source can be anything ranging from solar power to artificial light.
An invisible photovoltaic component sandwiched between a lens substrate and a sapphire crystal panel draws in the juice. Charging takes place automatically, without the user having to set the phone to any particular mode. For an unimpressive-looking exterior, the construct is all titanium grade 5, carbon and rubber.
TAG Heuer will be making just 1911 units of this luxury handset which will be launched globally in July 2014. Very little information is available on the specs and it covers a small 2.4-inch display, a 5MP rear camera, two SIM card slots as well as 8GB of onboard storage.
TAG Heuer Meridiist Infinite specifications:
– 2.4-inch 320 x 240p LCD screen
– Dual SIM slots
– 8GB storage
– 5MP main camera
– Titanium, carbon and rubber build
We don’t have any definite word on pricing for the TAG Heuer Meridiist Infinite at present. But Pocket-lint says that since the latest one in the range is pegged at £3,221, the upcoming phone is likely to cost even more considering the technology it integrates.