Apple and Samsung are cool, but Polytron Technologies aims higher - at the fully transparent smartphone!

Apple and Samsung are cool, but Polytron Technologies aims higher - at the fully transparent smartphone!
In such a wildly-competitive environment such as the mobile industry, how can you take your competitors by surprise? Well, you'll surely have to come up with something amazing that is well ahead of its time.

It seems that is exactly what the Taiwanese from Polytron Technologies are trying to do here by unveiling this fully transparent smartphone prototype. Naturally, we aren't sure at all if their plan is to succeed, because the benefits of the transparent phone are somewhat unclear to us, but still, it's interesting to see what these guys think about the future of the smartphone.

As you can see from the images, the prototype device is almost fully transparent, with the only visible stuff being the board, chips, memory card and camera. The rest is just a piece of glass with a small touchscreen (also transparent) positioned in the center. According to Polytron, such devices may be available by the end of 2013 - a time-frame which sounds quite unlikely to us.

All in all, while we still can't see much use in a fully transparent gadget, we're glad to see that some companies are trying to develop such kinds of futuristic stuff. You never know where the next big thing may come from!

via: MicGadget



1. wendygarett unregistered

Hmm, if this is true, retina display will die soon, coz this screen display will make the most realistic and accurate colour saturation in the whole universe!!! /sarcasm

2. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

People need good battery life! Not this. When will the day come that batteries evolve :-(

21. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

and i don't want everyone to see that i'm watching porn on my phone....

22. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

LOL !! I was also thinking exactly the same

23. TarunV

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

And it would be really hard to find that damn thing once lost. :-/

27. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

HAHAHAHA OMG, I literally started LOL at my office. Too funny.

26. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Speaking of batteries, notice this phone doesn't even have one?

3. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

where the hell is the battery? if you put it in the device, then it is no more transparent. lest the battery is transparent as well!!!

5. wendygarett unregistered

The transparent can be used as absorbed solar energy imo :)

9. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

but again there must be some cells to store the energy.

14. temuchka1996

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

didin`t you see the post where chineze students were creating transparent battery cells?

19. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

unfortunately not. give me the link.

4. ZetanAlaz

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Wow, it looks cool. As I watched some futuristic movies, I want this transparent screen so badly. This screen may will be a badass screen among of all. Who knows? Besides, I second to aokde's comment, we need good battery life atm, but it's still a great invention though.

6. ekie84

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 02, 2010

why the f would i want a fully transparent smarphone??lulz

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Pointless. Wanna get one. :)

8. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Transparent seems like it has no place. Unless that transparency allows us to change from transparent to something else on the fly as well as the ultimate skins or even textures. Beyond that, not even a novelty item.

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012 pun, it looks cool. Everyone can 'see' the 'bugs'...(yes, pun).

11. wendygarett unregistered

What's 'pun'?

12. sp3llv3xit

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 15, 2011

Where do you keep the battery?

13. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

but... will it blend?

15. champ_vl

Posts: 44; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Wait a minute ! What about the battery? Until you make that transparent too, it will ruin the whole transparency design...and you can't just fit a tiny battery so it won't be visible

16. joshOps85

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Another idea for apple to buy out and call it their own innovation

17. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

How can you watch porn privately on this thing?

18. Aeires unregistered

A must have for all those who have to show off how big their SD card is.

20. Meleagru

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 03, 2012

The biggest advantage to a see-through phone is that you can lose it much more easily

24. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

The ultimate question is... whether to put a case on it or not... Damn... tough choice...

30. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

You can put a clear plastic cover case...

25. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

This article reminds me of the LG crystal. Now that phone was nice for its time.

28. DomSanity

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

I'm waiting for the EYE CANCER comment :3

29. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i don't know about wanting a phone like this but a computer would be nice like this. it reminds me of all the stuff you see in sci fi movies nowadays.

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