By Ella Legg

INDIA: Samsung has launched a solar-powered phone called the Solar Guru that allows users to charge the phone with sunlight.

The phone, which according to online reports costs around $60, gives users 5 to 10 minutes’ talk time from an hour’s solar charge.

A full charge takes 40 hours, however, it is expected that this figure will improve markedly as solar charging technology evolves.

No date was available regarding the solar-powered phone’s Australian release date.