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Transparent Phone and Tablet Get Rendered by Tran Nhat

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

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While perusing the interwebs in search for the next “big thing”, I came across the following concept of a transparent phone and transparent tablet created by Tran Nhat. The UI shown here is basically a sketch, in black and white and only demonstrates how a transparent device like this would work.

Transparent Phone and Tablet Get Rendered by Tran Nhat

First of all, the phone… it’s a glassy and glossy thing with an edge-free facade and a top and bottom black area, probably holding the components. While the phone can afford this approach, the tablet uses side edges, a top and bottom, where it most likely stores all components. Both the phone and tablet adopt formats that feel like the iPhone and iPad respectively. Transparency gives birth to a lot of applications and features, but a good idea would be to turn it off when need be.

It would be distracting to play a game with a transparent background, to be frank. The camera applications and augmented reality ones will look great on these devices, but what about the rest? The aesthetics are also nice, but in the end what’s all this about? What do we gain from transparency, aside from beauty? There’s also the use of glass to make it happen, that makes devices fragile, in spite of the Gorilla/Dragontrail advances.

Transparent Phone and Tablet Get Rendered by Tran Nhat

Transparent Phone and Tablet Get Rendered by Tran Nhat

Transparent Phone and Tablet Get Rendered by Tran Nhat

Transparent Phone and Tablet Get Rendered by Tran Nhat

Transparent Phone and Tablet Get Rendered by Tran Nhat

[via Flickr]





Primus is an Ubuntu Touch Smartphone render With Lots of Gloss

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

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Created by Naveen Kumarasinghe early this month, the Ubuntu Touch concept phone shown below is named Primus and it represents an interesting piece of gear. First of all, we seem to be dealing with a combo between metal and glass, perhaps even a transparent phone.

Primus is an Ubuntu Touch Smartphone render With Lots of Gloss

The designer of the device didn’t share any details, so we’ve got to speculate here. I’m pretty sure that the upper side of this Ubuntu Touch phone is made of metal and the lower side is transparent glass. The Primus also seems to be an edge to edge display device, which keeps up with the modern trends suggested by the LG G2 and the likes.

This handset feels rather short and “fat”, perhaps with a diagonal closer to 4.3 inches rather than 5. It’s also a bit more squared than your average smartphone and closer to a Lumia format, if you want. From what I can see, the Ubuntu Touch Primus unit is very slim and has an intuitive way of accessing the main apps from a list on the left of the screen.

From what I know this left edge allows you to access apps pinned to the launcher and if you swipe all the way across you can reveal the Home area, with apps, files and contacts. Multitasking is done by swiping the finger from the right edge to the left, switching to a previous app.

[via Naveen Kumarasinghe]



Fujitsu Brick Smartphone Concept Uses Transparent Display, Says it’s a PC

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

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There’s yet another transparent display phone concept out there, one imagined by Shaocheng Huang & Yuyin Huang and defined as simply a portable PC. I’ve seen such devices before and usually the transparency stuff serves for taking great pictures, using augmented reality or an improved GPS feature. Now let’s see what the Fujitsu Brick offers us this time…

Fujitsu Brick Smartphone Concept Uses Transparent Display, Says its a PC

This concept uses the transparent screen for magnifying purposes, text translation, video and photo capture plus… a projector feature. The Fujitsu device is an ultraslim one, it’s very sleek and supports instant translation from one language to another. The magnifier works perfectly and considering I don’t see any buttons here, I guess it’s all touchscreen and gestures. I don’t quite get how you can use this handset as a projector… maybe by amplifying a light source it will project a certain image or video on a surface.

If you add a decent CPU, camera and storage to this unit, it could become useful especially for students and business men, if you take into account its features. There’s one thing that I always wonder when seeing a transparent phone: does it really use a sheet of see through glass, or it just has the camera on all the time and shows what it captures behind the phone? I’ve seen both versions at work…

Fujitsu Brick Smartphone Concept Uses Transparent Display, Says its a PC

Fujitsu Brick Smartphone Concept Uses Transparent Display, Says its a PC

Fujitsu Brick Smartphone Concept Uses Transparent Display, Says its a PC

Fujitsu Brick Smartphone Concept Uses Transparent Display, Says its a PC

Fujitsu Brick Smartphone Concept Uses Transparent Display, Says its a PC

[via Yanko Design]



Transparent Dual Display Phone Comes With Augmented Reality Features and More

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

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Transparent phones are more than a fashion, they’re a thing of the future as one or two concepts have shown before. This time we have a dual display transparent handset on our hands, one created by Wenhing Chu & Kok Keong Wong and known as the Space 3.

Transparent Dual Display Phone Comes With Augmented Reality Features and More

The device uses two sliding transparent surfaces that attach to one another and form the smartphone. You can split them and still pair them most likely via wireless and this is very cool, since you get double the screen estate you’d normally benefit from. We must also mention that the screens have divided roles, as one is the Mother and the other one is the Lens.

You can shift from passive to active UI output and also you’ll interact via gestures with this handset if you want. Imagine the opportunities of the Lens screen: augmented reality: tons of photo taking options, great navigation services and landmark positioning on the map, augmented gaming and social networking. Incredible!

Transparent Dual Display Phone Comes With Augmented Reality Features and More

Transparent Dual Display Phone Comes With Augmented Reality Features and More

Transparent Dual Display Phone Comes With Augmented Reality Features and More

Transparent Dual Display Phone Comes With Augmented Reality Features and More

[via Yanko Design]



Mobiado Aston Martin Prototype is a Transparent Phone

Friday, March 25th, 2011

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Here’s an official concept phone this time, one created by Aston Martin and Mobiado, the famous luxury gadget designer. What you can see below is a transparent phone running Android and these are all renders, right now. Dubbed the CTP002, this phone is a big sapphire glass surface with titanium edges.

Mobiado Aston Martin Prototype is a Transparent Phone

The glass is in fact a capacitive touchscreen and Mobiado hopes to also implement a SIM card slot, a chipset and a battery on this gizmo. Mobiado CTP022 is supposed to connect to the car and its display, with the latter showing a map of local venues and friends from the Foursquare network. Turns out that the camera in your car can snap a photo and post it on Facebook letting everyone know you own an Aston Martin.

This is all daydreaming if you ask me, but the concept of the device will be shown at BaselWorld in Switzerland, so feel free to drop by, if interested.

Mobiado Aston Martin Prototype is a Transparent Phone

Mobiado Aston Martin Prototype is a Transparent Phone

[via GSMArena]



Thru, “Lucent” Transparent Phone Design, by Mac Funamizu

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

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Whenever you say Mac Funamizu, we get ready for a glossy and futuristic concept, like the transparent phone pictured below. Known as the Thru Phone, this device uses two sliding parts, one as the main touchscreen and the other as the virtual keyboard, but we’re sure it’s also able to serve as a secondary display.

Thru, Lucent Transparent Phone Design, by Mac Funamizu

What’s really incredible about this see-through phone design is the fact that each and every action performed by the Thru Phone becomes a game. For example, when you get an email notification, fireworks will appear on screen, while the phone placed near a pen and some other objects on your desk will turn them into an on-screen animation.

You’ll see little goblins pulling a piece of paper, or a spaceship attacking your pencils, brushes, books… This is augmented reality taken to a new level and if this baby can fill a classroom with annoying pupils when everyone’s outside, it’ll be a ton of fun to mess with. Great work!

Thru, Lucent Transparent Phone Design, by Mac Funamizu

Thru, Lucent Transparent Phone Design, by Mac Funamizu

Thru, Lucent Transparent Phone Design, by Mac Funamizu

Thru, Lucent Transparent Phone Design, by Mac Funamizu

Thru, Lucent Transparent Phone Design, by Mac Funamizu

[via petitinvetion]



Transparent Phone Based on AMOLED and E-Ink Technologies is Ideal for Forgetful Users

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

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Are you the type who forgets to charge a cellphone? Then the Second Life Mobile Phone concept is for you! Created by Cho Sinhyung and Jeon Jungjae, this device uses an AMOLED screen, that’s powered up when the handset has plenty of battery and switches to E-ink screen technology when standby mode kicks in.

Transparent Phone Based on AMOLED and E Ink Technologies is Ideal for Forgetful Users

Also we’re dealing with a transparent phone, with a degree of transparency that’s influenced by the battery level of the device. This means that the display will get more transparent as you run out of battery. This is a great way to remember to recharge the handset, if you’re the forgetful kind.

As far as the Second Life Phone design is concerned, it looks pretty nifty, since it’s very slim and reminds me of a piece of glass with minuscule hardware components inside. Also, the Home button has got to the coolest of its kind we’ve seen. Great job!

Transparent Phone Based on AMOLED and E Ink Technologies is Ideal for Forgetful Users

Transparent Phone Based on AMOLED and E Ink Technologies is Ideal for Forgetful Users

[Yanko Design via Dvice]



X-RAY Transparent Phone Stuns Us; Hardcore Industrial Design

Monday, October 18th, 2010

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We know that this is not a concept, but we simply had to share with you the beautiful X-RAY Phone, created by Tokujin Yoshioka. The device bears the KDDI iida branding and it’s already selling in Japan. We love it because it’s got a transparent case, showing all the components inside.

X RAY Transparent Phone Stuns Us; Hardcore Industrial Design

Also, that cool one line LED matrix display is a nice touch, making the handset even more “electronicky”. Specs are not that impressive: infrared connectivity, 3 inch widescreen display, 8MP camera, 828MB of memory and mobile payment support. Anyone know what the price is, for this beauty?

X RAY Transparent Phone Stuns Us; Hardcore Industrial Design

X RAY Transparent Phone Stuns Us; Hardcore Industrial Design

X RAY Transparent Phone Stuns Us; Hardcore Industrial Design

[via Yanko Design and GSM Dome]



Sony Ericsson XPERIA Renovatio Design Finished, First Fully Transparent Phone Pictured

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

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One of our favourite teen designers, Jozef Kocúr has recently finished working on the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Renovatio concept, that he showed us in a very detailed way. This neat design involves a transparent phone part and this has got to the one of the most original XPERIA models to date.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Renovatio Design Finished, First Fully Transparent Phone Pictured

XPERIA Renovatio is the first fully transparent phone, as the designer claims and we learn that its “magical display” is also the user’s personal biometric reader. It’s also interesting to mention that the handset doesn’t use connectors, allowing you to listen to music via Bluetooth, charge the device through a “magical charging pad” (probably wireless) and connect to the PC via WiFi.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Renovatio Design Finished, First Fully Transparent Phone Pictured

Gesture recognition is supported on the device, as well as touch interaction, thanks to a transparent interface called TAIO. This UI is a world’s first and what’s interesting is that it’s black and white, for an extra touch of elegance. Renovatio’s name is Latin for “rebirth” and we found out that this is supposed to be the successor for XPERIA Pureness.

We’ll publish more photos and details regarding the handset soon, since one article is never enough for this device.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Renovatio Design Finished, First Fully Transparent Phone Pictured

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Renovatio Design Finished, First Fully Transparent Phone Pictured

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Renovatio Design Finished, First Fully Transparent Phone Pictured

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Renovatio Design Finished, First Fully Transparent Phone Pictured

[Thanks Jozef]



The Eye Concept Phone Packs a See-Through LCD Screen

Monday, February 15th, 2010

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Cyrene Quiamco is a name we’ve heard related to concept phones before and now we’ve just found out that the designer created a pretty interesting device, dubbed the Eye Phone. Originally, Cyrene wanted the product to be a pair of glasses, but eventually it turned out to be a see-through handset.

The Eye Concept Phone Packs a See Through LCD Screen

The Eye concept phone packs a see-through LCD touchscreen display, allowing you to look right through it, thus providing pretty neat navigational features. You’ll follow the on-screen arrows to get around in GPS pedestrian mode and you should also know that there’s a camera at the back of the handset.

The Eye Concept Phone Packs a See Through LCD Screen

This camera and the transparent display will help the user scan buildings and monuments, searching and displaying info from the web afterwards. Scanning people will immediately point you to their profile pages (Facebook, Myspace, Twitter).

Taking photos is also much easier, thanks to the transparent glass, while ultimate 3D gaming experience is also enabled by the same hardware feature. Great idea and great design, Cyrene!

The Eye Concept Phone Packs a See Through LCD Screen

The Eye Concept Phone Packs a See Through LCD Screen

The Eye Concept Phone Packs a See Through LCD Screen

[via Product Design Forums]



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