The mega Chinese electronics company Xiaomi has unveiled its Mi TV LUX see-through television, which simply displays images that appear to be “floating in the air”.
This smart TV is noted and seen as a world’s first, the Mi TV LUX features an edge-to-edge transparent display, leaving what looks like a simple glass screen, allowing viewers to see through to the other side.
The TV’s glass-like quality is possible due to the use of transparent organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology.
Unlike ordinary LEDs in TVs, which are used to light an LCD display, the pixels of an OLED TV are self-illuminating, ridding of the need for backlighting. This means that, while conventional TVs require a back panel to contain their processing units, these elements are integrated into the base stand of the Mi TV LUX.
The TV’s rectangular screen measures at 55 inches, with an “ultra-thin” width of approximately 5.7 millimetres. The screen is capable of displaying 1.07 billion colour combinations.
Xiaomi’s transparent TV will be released in China at a cost of around £5,500 (RMB 49,999) which is about N2,782,188.75 Nigerian naira as at the time of this report and will be available to purchase on 16 August.