Sprint reveals first self-charging digital payment card

Sprint, partnering with Dynamics Inc., has come up with a battery-powered payment card. The card functions as a debit, credit, prepaid, multi-currency, or loyalty card, depending on the user’s preference.

The card is the same size and shape as a normal credit card, but it has almost 200 internal parts including a cellphone chip and antenna, a battery and organic recharging chip for self-charging, a programmable magnetic strip, EMV chip, and contactless chip. Card profiles can be downloaded onto the card, and the card’s magnetic strip, EMV, and contactless chip can be programmed with the new data. The card has a 65,000-pixel display and UI, so a user can switch between different cards and screens.

The card is called a Wallet Card and…

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Shannon Liao

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