Transparent phone prototype is getting closer
posted by Michael H. / Feb 15, 2013, 6:16 PM
As you can see in the video below, all they have so far is a very very early prototype, almost just a proof-of-concept, but the team expects to have a more fully functioning prototype with working software by the end of the year. You'll also notice that the device isn't 100% transparent, because some components - the battery, SD card, and microphones - simply can't be made transparent right now. Still, it's a pretty cool start.
The display is what Polytron calls Switchable Glass technology, which is a conductive OLED. When the phone is powered off, the liquid crystal molecules in the display are a cloudy white, but when you turn on the juice (electricity running through transparent wires), the liquid crystal molecules realign to form text, icons, etc.
There is no word on when the displays will go into production, but Polytron general manager Sam Yu says it will be "near the end of 2013". Yu also said that Polytron is in serious discussions with "major smartphone makers" across the US, Europe, Japan, and South Korea to bring the display to market.
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Whats the point? So people can see everything I'm doing? No thank you.
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 6:21 PM 27
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what about using the technology in the screen of the car, so you can see a virtual path over the current road telling you which lane you should be in and where to take the next turn? Just an example.
posted on Feb 16, 2013, 3:06 AM 10
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Concept's intriguing but those should just better remain concept, can't imagine showing off all my photos, videos(aaahhem...porno) and my passwords to whole world. That guy showing off in videos wears a Samsung T-shirt could it a sign of that sammy is coming up with something like that be sooner
posted on Feb 20, 2013, 4:33 PM 0
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Can someone tell me the purpose of a transparent phone? I'm yet to think of one
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 6:27 PM 17
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You put a case to the phone and it looses all it's atraction
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 6:44 PM 8
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LG crystal already tried this concept. Nothing new here lol
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 6:53 PM 4
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It's like a waterproof phone, what's the practical use of this other than making the geek leak?
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 7:07 PM 0
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