Earlier this month, the famous chip maker, Qualcomm, announced a new chipset – the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform.
Not long after Qualcomm announced the chip, ZTE confirmed that its next Red Magic gaming-focused smartphone would feature the 5G-ready Snapdragon 888 mobile platform.
Meanwhile, a digital tech blogger has shared a leaked image of the alleged Red Magic phone via Weibo. The image suggests that the upcoming Red Magic would feature electrochromic technology.
Further, a tipster revealed a short video clip showing a few of the details of the upcoming ZTE Red Magic. The clip shows that the next-gen Red Magic device features a dedicated button that activates the transparency or colour change of the phone’s rear panel.
The video has sparked up an interest in tech enthusiast, and it seems ZTE is planning to unveil its electrochromic technology through the upcoming Red Magic phone.
Recall, about three months ago, Vivo showcased a prototype smartphone with an electrochromic back panel technology.
The electrochromic glass changes colour and opacity based on the amount of voltage it receives.
With the advent of the electrochromic tech, smartphone manufacturers can launch a phone in a single colour variant with the option for users to change the colour of the back panel to whatever suits them.
Based on a report from MyDrivers, the colour changing capability of the glass back panel depends on an alloy called indium tin oxide.
The application of the alloy to glass makes the surface conductive, thereby changing the composition of the molecules of the glass to produce colour when charged.
For now, the authenticity of the report is questionable, so, it is advisable to take this information with a pinch of salt.
It remains to be seen whether the upcoming ZTE Red Magic will arrive with the electrochromic technology.