Transparent phones are habitually a thing of surprise and excitement for both tech geeks and customers. However, much to the apprehension of a lot of people, there are merely a few semi-transparent mobile phones accessible for mass consumption. The cause mainly is finding out how to conceal all the wires and circuitry necessary for a mobile phone to work in complete, transparent casing. Full transparent phones, to this day, remain as concept phones.
Concept-Inventors of transparent phone: Jung Won Seo, Jae-Woo Park, Keong Su Lim, Ji-Hwan Yang and Sang Jung Kang, who are scientists at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, have created the world’s first transparent computer chip.
What can you do with a transparent phone?
Part of the power of having control over transparency is that, not only can you block light, but you can control the properties of the light that you might let pass through it. In addition to easy point pixel effects like color or polarization, more multipart phenomena like refraction and diffraction might be controlled if the resolution of the device is lofty enough. Spatial light modulators (SLMs) used in optics can be switched at speeds of several thousand hertz, to create virtually any kind of wavefront that is preferred.
Apps that feed the front camera image to the display have been obtainable for some time but are only a crude and artificial attempt at transparency. True transparency would turn a phone into virtual cuttlefish. The video above shows how the cuttlefish is able to mirror its local environment by directly controlling the pigments in its skin which are under control of its nervous system. While the cuttlefish can’t become anything it might choose, as it apparently requires the appropriate visual input from the environment to drive the pigment alterations, a phone, at least in principle, could.
Samsung developed a futuristic transparent “smartphone”, too bad you can’t get it
Samsung is certainly among the major spenders when it comes to marketing and publicity (take the #GALAXY11 campaign for example). It looks like we’ll be treated to yet another round of extensive campaigning from Samsung, which has apparently teamed up with the producers of the upcoming Marvel movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Transparent displays have a bright future
Transparent display technology is coming, just not to phones and tablets.
Rather than transforming computer screens by making them transparent, this technology will instead transform transparent things into computer screens.
For example, it will be applied to windows. No, not Microsoft Windows. Here talking about the glass windows we have in our offices, cars and homes.
Samsung in fact sells a transparent display device. Called the Samsung NL22B, the $2,805.99 device is an aquarium-like box with regular glass on the sides, a transparent display on the front, a lockable door on the back and a PC built into the base. It’s designed for display marketing, whereby a store places its product (or whatever) into the box, then uses Samsung’s MagicInfo software to display moving words and pictures on the transparent screen.
Transparent phones in the market:
The LG GD900’s groundbreaking design—featuringa crystal, transparent keypad—has sparked and provoked the minds of many phonedesigners to follow suit and start designing full transparent phones.
DoCoMo – Fujitsu Two-Sided Transparent DisplayPrototype
DoCoMo is a mobile phone giant in Japan;Fujitsu is a reputed computer company from the same Archipelago. Teaming up ina collaboration of technological research and design, these two Japanese super-companiescame up with a smartphone sporting a two-sided transparent display touchscreenlast June.
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