Glass transparent phone What we know so far ?

Glass transparent phone What we know so far

If you thought Samsung‘s foldable phone ambitions were wacky, you may want to think again. The company filed a few patents in early 2020 that hint at the potential for a transparent phone.

 Samsung’s bold concept still seems to be far off in the future and it may never actually see the market, but we’re here to keep you informed. Here’s what you need to know about Samsung’s transparent phone.

What do we know about Samsung’s patents? What does the phone look like?

Samsung initially filed its pair of patents back in January 2020, though they managed to stay under wraps until August. The two patents were initially spotted by Dutch tech blog LetsGoDigital, and they detail the complicated steps required to build a transparent phone.

Each pixel on the phone’s display would allow light to pass through it, effectively rendering the screen transparent. In Samsung’s patent drawings, that transparent screen resembles a window through which the holder’s hand can be seen. Only the bezels seem to be opaque.

What issues could arise?

The company would need to find a way of housing the battery and other components so as to not interfere with the transparent display, or somehow, make those elements transparent too. It’s a problem that was demonstrated by Taiwanese firm Polytron Technologies‘ transparent phone in 2013. The SD card and ribbon cables were still visible, despite the phone’s largely transparent body.

Should we actually expect Samsung’s transparent phone?

These patents rarely develop into mainstream devices, so don’t expect Samsung to launch a transparent Galaxy S or Note series shortly. The search for the next big smartphone innovation is taking companies to extreme, if not impractical lengths. Samsung is also expected to launch its first rollable phone in the coming years, so it’s unknown how that would impact a potential transparent phone launch.

Unfortunately, as of June 2022, we’ve yet to hear any more about Samsung’s transparent phone design. Nobody has uncovered new patents or prototypes, so we’ll have to keep waiting and imagining based on the early 2020 designs.

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