Think you misplace your phone too much now? Taiwanese company creates transparent smartphone

A Taiwanese company by the name of Polytron Technologies has built a device seemingly from the future, or our dreams. Their creation is an almost completely transparent smartphone made up of smart glass with liquid crystal molecules that can display images. The result is a see-through phone, with the exception of the batteries, MicroSD card and some electronic components.

Though this protoype is not a fully functioning phone, according to the makers, one made of this material would be lighter and more durable than an iPhone 5. When powered off, the glass goes opaque, only to clear up again when powered back on. The folks over at Polytron Technologies say that opaque glass can also be put around the visible components to make the phone look bit snazzier, though I kind of like the idea of seeing all of the parts, like my old Swatch "Jellyfish" watch.

Even though this is just a prototype designed to entice OEMs, it clearly (no pun intended) demonstrates its potential for camera, speakers and expandable storage. The invisible body does nothing to inhibit functionality, though it does increase the chances of accidentally sitting on it.

Polytron Technologies expects to have a fully functional device by the end of 2013. We are excited about this to say the least. And if we were in charge of such things at Microsoft or any device manufacturer, we'd be working like gangbusters to get an exclusivity deal with Polytron.

Transparent Smartphone Prototype by Polytron Hands On Video


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Source: MobileGeeks; Via: The Huffington Post


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Think you misplace your phone too much now? Taiwanese company creates transparent smartphone


It is just a couple pieces of glass. Also, even if this weren't a steaming pile of BS, considering that there are no transparent batteries (or other energy storage devices) it would be almost entirely pointless since the batteries are basically as big as the phone.

Correct: this is nifty, and might make for interesting desktop displays, it's useless for a phone or tablet for exactly reasons you cite: no transparent batteries of mainboards exist.

Seen this a while ago. Same fake crap. Just two holographic images showing 0 and 1 at different angles.

Why on earth are you posting this?? It is a scame/fake.
It's nothing more than a plastic case with random parts glued to it, and a holographic film that switches between 1 and 0 depending on which angle light is passing through it.

Vapourware.. No hardware in the device at all and they will have a working prototype end of year.. sure.. O and BTW, Nokia has shown a 'prototype' of a similar device about two years ago. Difference is they called it by it's name.. A mockup.

No functional gain. People will just want it as they do a cyan or yellow phone, for example. That said, Sony released a phone with a clear display and it flopped.

Let me keep my colors! Besides something like this would probably get you a lifetime contract instead of a 2 year contact. Too expensive.

It wasn't fake, saw this a while ago.. And it's pretty cool idea. Bunch of fucking babies in this thread lmao.

Who wants to bet that if this actually becomes reality, the first thing that someone who buys this will do is put an otterbox case on it.

Hahahaha so true :) all phones have already cases to protect the tech inside there is no need to protect the case :) so true

Umm this is nothing but a plastic shell with a hologram in the middle and a couple batteries hooked up to a pcb that plays some music.
This is nowhere near a phone.
Missing: proper battery, cellular radio, wifi radio, bluetooth radio, GPS Radio, CPU, RAM, sensors, Display, etc. Basically there isn't anything in that device that makes up a phone.

i dont think its fake, the whole part of the mobile(cpu/gpu/battery etc etc,) is at the bottom(to be covered ,area)..
and we have the transparent screen(tech exists i think).. and speakers at top connected via wires at teh sides of the phone..

nothing special if u ask me :S

Adn when they come to the point to ad an circuitboard and a camera they will have only the edges invisible... And they will say sh** investitor sorry we have no more money to produce this :) but it would look cool with an invisible case to see all the tech inside, like lumia 920 and their lens, baterry, antena and so on...