South Korean brand Samsung is reportedly working on Galaxy smartwatches powered by solar energy. As per a report by LetsGoDigital, the company has reportedly filed a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the same. While the patent was initially filed in 2019, it was discovered recently when the USPTO published it on its website.
The filed patent shows a Galaxy smartwatch featuring a wrist strap that is embedded with solar cells. It consists of two solar batteries that are placed in the watch strap, on either side of the watch case. Placing a solar cell on both sides of the watch case will ensure that sufficient sunlight is collected, regardless of how the watch is worn. The whole idea behind the design is that the device does not run into an empty battery ever again.
While the product images made by LetsGoDigital show the placement of the solar battery with a honeycomb structure. It will not be visible to users in reality.