Vivo’s upcoming smartphone could be the one with electrochromic glass that can change colours with the press of a button.
Chinese handset maker Vivo is working on a smartphone with electrochromic glass that can change colours with the press of a key. The purported device from Vivo that has a rear panel capable of changing colours is under development; a video had surfaced online that showed the smartphone change colours with the press of a button, the media has reported. The video that had emerged online did not mention any smartphone brand, but later Vivo officially confirmed that it was working on a handset with this feature.
According to a video posted on Weibo, the Vivo phone was seen shift its colour from pearl white to deep blue, according to Android Authority. The rear of the phone makes use of electrochromic technology to change colour hues at a press of a side button.
Vivo, like OnePlus, is also owned by China’s BBK Electronics. Earlier OnePlus had showcased a Concept One at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas wherein the OnePlus phone had made use of electrochromic glass on the camera setup to reveal or hide the sensors at the rear. It is not yet clear if the phone would go into mass production.
Meanwhile, the handset maker has recently unveiled the Vivo Y20 and Y20i in India. Both the handsets are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor and pack a 5000mAh battery unit. The major difference between the two is – the Y20 supports 18W fast charging and the Y20i has 10W charger.
Vivo Y20 will retail at Rs 12,990 for the 4GB+64GB variant in two colour variants namely Obsidian Black and Dawn White while the Vivo Y20i will be sold at Rs 11,490 in India. The former went on sale on all partner retail stores, Vivo India e-store, and other major e-commerce websites starting August 28 and the latter starting September 3.