It appears that the imagination of transparent smartphone that we’ve seen in sci-fi movies like Minority Report and Iron Man 2, is about to turn out to be true in real life, that too in few forthcoming months.
Taiwan based Polytron Technologies is currently working to make the dream real. The company has recently showcased the prototype design of the transparent smartphone, that is made-up of using Switchable Glass technology. This technology comprises of a conductive OLED, that uses liquid crystal molecules to display images. When the phone is powered off, these molecules form a white cloudy composition, but once activated with electric current, they realign to form text and icons.
The circuitry of the smartphone are too interconnected with transparent wire. Since it’s just a prototype, some of the part of the phone including microSD card, camera, batteries, earpiece and mouthpiece are visible, and also there’s no operating software on it at the moment. But as per the company, these all visible parts will be made hidden by darker glass cover once it goes to production.
The production of the phone and the sale will start more likely by the end of 2013.
Apart from Polytron Technologies, the companies like Samsung and LG have been also starting paying their attention in developing larger transparent displays for a years, but they are not concentrated in making smaller one, probably because of difficulties in integrating hardware components within such a small frame. At the recently held CES 2013 event, Samsung showcased a new flexible, but not transparent, display technology, called Youm, and showed off a prototype device that allowed user to bend the screen back and forth with ease. Intel, in association with Plastic Logic is also reportedly developing a tablet called PaperTab with 10.1-inch flexible display as thin as sheet of paper.