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Sony patent hints at smartphone with a transparent display

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Sony has filed a patent that shows a smartphone with two displays, with the ability to set the display to opaque, transparent, or translucent.

Foldable smartphones seem to be the next big thing in smartphone technology, with Samsung already confirming its plans to launch a phone next year. It looks like Sony plans to launch a similar smartphone as well, but how it plans to do so is a little different, to say the least. The company has filed a patent which describes a method for a transparent display on a smartphone.

First spotted by LetsGoDigital, the patent shows a smartphone with two displays. One on the front, and one on the back. These can be set to work in six different modes by being set to opaque, transparent, or translucent. The website has also posted a few renders of what the smartphone might look like.

This is certainly a very unique take on how to use a dual-display phone. Hopefully, the new technology will help the company regain its foothold in the market. It should also be noted that just because Sony has a patent on the device, it does not guarantee that the company will implement it in a future device.

2019 is shaping up to be a very interesting year for smartphones. While Samsung is already planning to launch foldable devices, many other manufacturers seem to be gearing up for 5G. Check out this link to see which upcoming smartphones may offer 5G connectivity.