2013 welcomes the launch of transparent smartphones. This is done by Taiwan-based Polytron, which works on display technologies. The company has disclosed the launch of glass smartphone prototype with a transparent body by the end of this year.
The glass used by the company to make this phone is light in weight and provides a transparent screen and body. However, the prototype which was created by Ploytron, did not function and hardware like battery, camera and microSD card could be seen by the naked eye.
The aim of the manufacturers was, however, to build smartphones which has its patented electrical wiring which is nearly invisible. This wiring gives the see-through effect to the phone’s body with the specially designed glass.
The general manager of the company, Sam Yu, said to the reporters that with the growth of the display technology, various phone manufacturers are looking up at using it. But the cost of this new lucrative device is still not disclosed.
Similarly, another cellphone giant, Samsung recently released Youm which has a curved display. This feature will also be included in its upcoming flagship smartphone Galaxy S IV.
Another old competitor, Nokia makes smash-proof phones with the help of graphene. This material is harder than diamond and steel. The company obtained an award of $1.35 billion grant to work on it.