First smartphone with two-sided transparent display gets a prototype, demonstrated in Japan

First smartphone with two-sided transparent display gets a prototype, demonstrated in Japan
The first prototype of a device with a double-sided and transparent display was demonstrated recently in Japan, and this sci-fi project coming to reality is a joint effort of NTT DoCoMo and Fujitsu. The transparent two-sided OLED touch screen smartphone comes with two touch panels, up front and on the back, so for example you can swipe between home screens by touching the back and not have a finger in the way.

Currently, the prototype shown packs a 2.4-inch display with a resolution of 240x320 pixels which is still too low to end up in a final retail device, but the technology continues to evolve. 

Just a couple of days ago, we saw the first extremely affordable feature phone with a transparent touchscreen, but it wasn’t touch sensitive. 

You can check out the display in action in the video below, and here are some text excerpts from there:

source: Diginfo via CNN

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12 Comments

1. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

runs on android? looks cool

4. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Just as expected, no wonder its so laggy.

7. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

It's laggy because it's a QVGA display, has quite a bit of extra programming to run so that both sides of the screen can be used at the same time, and is probably an older version of Android running on older hardware.

11. indigo87

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

it would run better with windows 7.5

2. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

id rather have a slap bracelet style phone.

3. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Reduces Privacy though...

5. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Still high on **piracy with Android.

6. DOUBLE_BASS

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

no need

8. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I find this fairly cool. I don't really think that it will catch on here in the US, if in any country, though.

9. WhyNotRadioShack

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

I knew that either Japan or China would produce something like this. Technology is getting crazy with the leaps and bounds it takes every single day.

10. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Apple will surely consider it for their upcoming phones. Maybe for the iphone 6..

12. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Good luck looking that under the sun.

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