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#1 Nothing Here

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 21:31

The only visible components are the board, chips, memory card and camera.
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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.

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#2 zeta_immersion

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 21:35

I would like to see it being turned on and such (source link not working) ..

quite interesting actually how they got the screen to be transparent

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 21:38

I'd imagine a transparent screen is going to have terrible contrast ratio, and even worse sunlight performance, but that's just me.

#4 vetneufuse

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 21:40

anyone else think somethign seems off about those pictures? they say only visible things are the chips and sd cars.... all I see is an ultra small PCB at the bottom which wouldn't even hold the smallest SoC designs right now... something just doesn't seem right

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 21:42

The only visible components are the board, chips, memory card and camera.


Then it isn't fully transparent as the title states.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 21:44

How will you find it ? :huh:

#7 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 21:46

I don't know about you guys, but I like to see my screen; not see through it. :D

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 21:46

Transparent is good...but I am really liking this...



Samsung is really coming out with some cool stuff.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 21:52

Where's the battery?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 21:54

Was it just me who went dry at the mouth because your mouth was open throughout the entire recording. This is amazing, I want ne now...

Dam and I just bought a new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 :(

#11 Steven P.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 21:55

Where's the battery?


That was my first thought as well!

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 21:55

Where's the battery?


Yea, its fully transparent until you put the battery in

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 21:59

Where is the radio transmitter or logic board or anything? If anything this has 2 screen and 2 cameras on both sides and is simulating transparency like digital-camo, otherwise this is a hoax or just a joke image. Look closly at the image below.zoom in, it looks like 2 pieces of plexiglass glued to gether, even the "1" in the center is glued onto the glass, look at the top left/right corners. There is no interface for the SDCard, no control/logic boards.

I could have made this with crap laying in my garage and a broken smart phone.... I can't believe how many outlets ran this story..

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 22:10

How will you find it ? :huh:

Ring it, duh!!! :p

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 22:10

Where is the radio transmitter or logic board or anything? If anything this has 2 screen and 2 cameras on both sides and is simulating transparency like digital-camo, otherwise this is a hoax or just a joke image. Look closly at the image below.zoom in, it looks like 2 pieces of plexiglass glued to gether, even the "1" in the center is glued onto the glass, look at the top left/right corners. There is no interface for the SDCard, no control/logic boards.

I could have made this with crap laying in my garage and a broken smart phone.... I can't believe how many outlets ran this story..

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The fact that the 'prototype' is so obviously hacked together makes me think its more than a fake report

For transparent connections between components I was thinking fibre optics maybe, but there would still need to be some sort of mechanism to catch and release the MicroSD

Plus it looks like soldered ends to the MicroUSB port too

I can't see it being a working prototype, possibly a mock up of what they imagine it to look like