Sharp solar-powered mobile phone available in China from February

Sharp Corporation will commercialize a mobile phone equipped with a solar cell module for the Chinese market from this February. This will be the first solar-powered mobile phone by Sharp for the overseas markets.


Sharp introduced solar-powered mobile phones into the Japanese market in 2009. These handsets have proven popular, reflecting a recent surge in the number of ecologically minded consumers.

The SH6230C is equipped with advanced technology originally developed in Japan, including Sharp’s proprietary solar cell module, a large 2.9-inch LCD screen, and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera. Given the increasing demand for the solar charging function, Sharp will bring the solar-powered mobile phones to the global markets.

Sharp SH6230C solar-powered mobile phone

Sharp will also introduce into the Chinese market two models (SH6220C and SH6228C) incorporating Memory LCD. The Memory LCD is a low-power-consuming display with high visibility under the daylight. The Memory LCD can display such information as the time and e-mail status at all times.

Product name GSM Mobile Phone Incorporating Solar Cell Module GSM Mobile Phone Incorporating Memory LCD
Model name SH6230C SH6220C SH6228C
Colors Blue Pink Pink
White Black White
Date of introduction in China Early February 2010
Target market China

Source: Sharp

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