October 16, 2021

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The color-changing glass may come to more smartphones in 2021

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  • Chinese brand Nubia Red Magic has teased a color-changing smartphone.
  • The device uses electrochromic glass to transform its back panel from opaque to transparent.
  • There is a similar technology to feature in more smartphones in 2021.

We saw the color change Electrochromic glass Appear in OnePlus Concept One Earlier this year, it was unclear whether this would be the next big design trick to be used on smartphones. Now, it seems that in 2021 technology will become a bit more common in devices.

In the video posted Weibo (h / t: MySmartPrice), Chinese brand Nubia will be showcasing a Red Magic phone using this technology. The dubious phone has two transparent panel strips on its back, which highlights the device’s flaws. At the touch of a button, the panels darken and obscure the interiors. Touching the button again changes the trick, showing the internal ones again.

It is unclear whether this device is a product example for the upcoming Nubia smartphone or just a concept or dummy for testing. Similar to the triple rear camera range Nubia Red Magic 5S, However.

Whatever the purpose of the device, there are no indications that the phone may switch to more exotic color paths at will. The two options in the video are opaque or transparent, with nothing between them. However, China’s rival is Vivo Presented Its stained glass technology came back in September, allowing the specific device to morph between silver and blue.

Of course, the technology of both Nubia and Vivo is only for aesthetics, but there are practical reasons to use electrochromic glass in phones. The use of OnePlus’ Tech in the Concept One doubles as a filter for its rear cameras, allowing for more exposure control in bright scenes.

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We will see more companies joining Nubia, Vivo and OnePlus in the field of changing glass. To tipster Digital chat station, Several other companies including Oppo are currently exploring the technology and are planning to mass-produce devices with color-changing features next year.

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