Vivo imagined a smartphone capable of changing colors
Vivo has developed a technology that allows a smartphone to change colors. However, the big question is whether this concept will affect the autonomy of the device or not.
Vivo is one of the brands that advocates the most for innovation. Forerunner of the concept of the fingerprint scanner integrated into the display or the pop-up front camera, the Chinese manufacturer has just unveiled a technology that should appeal to those who pay particular attention to the color of their phone .
Indeed, the latter allows you to change the color of the rear window of a smartphone continuously and regardless of the viewing angle. A bold concept and very promising.
In order to reveal its creation to us, Vivo has also shared a video in which we can see the technology in action.
A smartphone that changes color with a simple button
As you can see in the video below, the back glass of the mysterious phone changes color when a button is pressed. According to sources close to the manufacturer, Vivo was able to achieve these results by using an electrochromic glass backplate that adjusts colors according to the pressure level.
As shown the sequence which lasts less than 50 seconds, the color of the phone is sapphire blue at first, but when the user applies pressure on it, the hue becomes more silvery.
Certainly, the concept is quite fun, but it is important to know if this ability to change color will not affect the battery life of the phone. Vivo, on the other hand, claims to have developed the technology while taking care of energy consumption so as not to drain the battery.
Une idea which is not totally new
Despite the innovative nature of this new creation from Vivo, this is not the first time that a manufacturer of smartphones are considering offering terminals with electrochromic glass. OnePlus has used similar material in the past on a prototype phone in order to hide the cameras when the camera is not active. The device was also supposed to improve the quality of photos in bright environments where the exposure is too high by default.
According to Vivo, this technology will be integrated into a camera with come. It remains to be seen whether it will have a significant impact on the price or not.