LetsGoDigital reported that Samsung may plan to launch a new transparent smartphone. Patent information shows that Samsung announced the design patent for transparent smartphones last month.
According to the source, Samsung Electronics submitted a patent application for a transparent smartphone design to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in January this year. But it has announced the patent on August 27, 2020.
The description of the patent shows the technology involved in transparent smartphones. This solution is based on OLED display technology. Compared with LCD screens, it has the characteristics of self-illumination, low power consumption, and corresponding speed. The patent shows that this technology can be used in consumer digital products such as televisions, monitors, PCs, or cameras in addition to flat, curved, and folding screen smartphones. Thus, once it goes to the market through smartphones, there is every reason to think that other products will adopt it as well.
LetsGoDigital also drew a 3D rendering of Samsung’s transparent smartphone based on the patent details. From the rendering, we can see that the screen is transparent to a certain extent. In fact, it looks very futuristic. However, the surrounding borders and main sensor components (cameras, buttons, etc.) are still opaque.
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Previously, the same source has reported that Sony and LG are going to design transparent screens and other related technologies, which are similar to Samsung’s revelations. At present, the field is only at the stage of patent design. So they may never turn into a final product ever. But once turned, the smartphone market will change completely.