First Phone with Transparent Screen Launched in Indonesia

Do you recall that smartphone with a dual sided transparent screen I showed you a couple months back? I just found an Indonesian telecom whose new phone uses that screen.

The prototype I posted back in May was being demoed by NTT Docomo, the Japanese telecom, and it used a 2.4″ transparent OLED screen that was developed by Neoview Kolon. This same screen is now going to be used in the Nexian Glaze M-9090, a sub-$100 Java-based phone.

I cannot find many details yet on this phone, but it appears to have a 1.3MP camera as well as support for dual SIM cards. Nexian is promising that it will ship with the Nexian Messenger app and the S Apps Planet services. And yes, it does cost less than $100; the retail is only 899,000 Rupiahs ($95).

Okay, that’s cool, but the video of the prototype was more interesting to look at.

I cannot help but wonder when we might see this screen tech in a larger size. Sure, there are certain limitation on the design (no electronics behind the screen), but as you make larger and larger screens that becomes less important. A 7″ ereader, for example, could have all the guts in the spine/handle without seriously impacting the functionality.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Piseth28 February, 2014

    I want to buy this phone so which store that i can contact?

  2. yuniis7 March, 2014

    STUPID….this news 7july2012…this fake…and some transparent phone this month only 2 branch released but not sell well in market


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