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Polytron Unveils World's First Fully Transparent Smartphone


Taiwanese firm Polytron Technologies has revealed the world's first fully transparent smartphone prototype. As you can see in the pictures above and below, the prototype device is almost fully transparent. The only components visible on the device are the board, chips memory card and camera.

The rest of the device is a piece of glass that sports a small touchscreen (also transparent) located in the center of the device. According to Polytron, its technology may be available by the end of 2013.

South Korean technology giant Samsung, meanwhile, revealed Youm at CES 2013, a flexible and bendable OLED display manufactured for smartphones.

  • the_creed4
    So now you can creepily stare at people, and when asked to stop, you can say you was just texting!
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  • shafe88
    the_creed4So now you can creepily stare at people, and when asked to stop, you can say you was just texting!Yep pretty much

    "The only visible components are the board, chips, memory card and camera"
    Shouldn't the title say "Polytron Unveils World's First 98% Transparent Smartphone
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  • InvalidError
    Everyone can see what you're typing or looking at from the other side.

    Wonder how easy/hard it might be to read stuff on a see-through display. It would likely need to be a fair bit brighter than on a black substrate to overcome ambient flooding.
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  • shafe88
    InvalidErrorEveryone can see what you're typing or looking at from the other side. This could easily be fixed if they coat the back with a one way mirror.
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  • DRosencraft
    I am genuinely impressed. That actually looks quite interesting. Now if only we could make the chips and boards transparent...
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  • SneakySnake
    the battery is see through?
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  • anon8172
    shafe88This could easily be fixed if they coat the back with a one way mirror.
    You can glue a mirror on your current smartphone and look through the camera in order to do this. Your phone will 'seem' transparent, because you can superimpose an image of what the camera sees onto your work surface.
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  • Devoteicon
    They think they're being innovative and futuristic, but in reality, it's just lame and unnecessary.
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  • stingstang
    DevoteiconThey think they're being innovative and futuristic, but in reality, it's just lame and unnecessary.Yea! Who needs any of this 'technology' BS they're throwing at us? We don't!
    Row row, fight the powa!
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  • tokencode
    Wow its tough to find my phone sometimes when it is dead now... if it was transparent I'd be completely screwed.
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