Samsung transparent smartphone
In January 2020, Samsung Electronics filed a utility patent with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) and WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office). The patent was published on August 27, 2020 and describes the technology needed to create a transparent smartphone. Alternatively, the technology could also be applicable to other consumer electronics products, such as a TV, monitor, laptop, game console and / or camera.
As a basis, an OLED display is used, which is characterized by low power consumption, high brightness and a faster response time than conventional LCD displays. The OLED screen is equipped with a transparent luminous display panel through which light can shine. Thus, content can be displayed on the transparent screen while users can simultaneously see through the phone.
Samsung phone can be a flat display, but also a flexible screen that can bend, fold and / or roll – according to the patent description. It is a technically defined patent that goes into great detail about the different layers and components required to achieve transparency.
Advantages and disadvantages of Samsung transparent phones
Of course it sounds quite futuristic, a mobile phone that can be put in a transparent mode to see straight through the device. Your friends will certainly want to have a look at that! But is it feasible and what are the direct advantages and disadvantages of this technological innovation?
Although Samsung transparent phones are not yet available, we have seen some prototypes of transparent mobile displays over the years. Some feature phones have also been released with such a type of display, such as the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness.
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi also regularly releases Transparent Editions, including the recently introduced Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra. However, only the back of these devices is transparent. This gives users an insight into the components that are processed in the phone.
This immediately reveals an important disadvantage when it comes to the development of real transparent smartphones. Where should the necessary components such as the battery, PCM and camera be placed if the device is transparent on both sides? These cannot be placed behind the screen as is currently the case. It is therefore very plausible that a transparent smartphone must have a relatively wide bezel in order to process the necessary components.
Another potential drawback is; what about the viewing experience? Some phone models have been released with a 3D display. In practice, however, it appears this does not always provide the desired user experience. Many people get disoriented from the 3D effects or get even nauseous. Although a transparent display will offer a completely different experience, the question remains to what extent our eyes can properly distinguish between the foreground and the background.
For example, when you look at multiple icons on your start screen, this can be quite fatiguing to your eyes if the background also contains different elements. On a plain background this will undoubtedly be less harmful, optionally you can also adjust the brightness of your screen – this would, however, have a negative effect on the battery life of your phone.
In addition, you may wonder what the added value of a transparent smartphone is. Okay, it’s certainly a nice gimmick, but does such a phone actually offer added value? It is possible that the added value should be sought in a double-sided touch screen with new operating options. For example during photography, where the transparent screen can function as a viewfinder. In addition, a double-sided screen can help with multi-tasking, so you can run a different application on both displays. Perhaps certain advantages can also be achieved in the field of Augmented Reality.
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