ZUK demos a working phone prototype with transparent screen

ZUK demos a working phone prototype with transparent screen
The Lenovo-backed startup ZUK already announced its first phone, aptly named the Z1, which offers some pretty neat specs for its. The Z1 comes with a 5.5" screen that features a 1080 x 1920 resolution, a Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, and a 13 MP rear-facing camera with OIS. Perhaps the nicest parts about the Z1 is the generous 4100 mAh battery pack, fingerprint sensor and USB-C connector, all paired to a sub-$300 price tag.

This all fine and dandy, but the ZUK team isn't stopping here, it seems, and is actually dreaming big, perhaps as big as companies like Samsung, as it showcased a working phone prototype with a transparent display. We haven't seen something like that since the days of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness, which was a feature phone, while the ZUK contraption is actually a smartphone that, from the looks of it, is running some sort of Android, playing music, making calls, displaying gallery pictures, and so on. 

Given that such see-through screens are not some far-fetched concept, but exist from makers such as Samsung or LG, and are getting better in terms of the ratio of transparency to visibility, this ZUK prototype might be a sign of things to come sooner rather than later.

source: ZUK (Weibo) via GizmoChina


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