Taiwainese LED glass manufacturer Polytron Technology is developing a transparent smartphone. The see-through device is only in its initial prototype phase, but it promises to be interesting at the very least.

The prototype shows the hardware potential of a transparent phone with clear, laminated sheets, batteries, speakers, and a micro SD card. The design is even more sleek and modern than Apple products and reminds me of the clear backpack phase in my high school years – except those backpacks were mandatory for security.

Polytron’s clear phone will use Polivision glass:

When the power is off, the liquid crystal molecules are randomly oriented [way] that scatters incident light and the screen becomes opaque. When electricity is applied, the liquid crystal molecules line up, the incident light passes through, and the screen looks clear.


Polytron  aims to have the world’s first transparent smartphone models with software by the year’s end. In the meantime, you can see their other high tech glass technology on their site.

Via Mobile Geeks