Sci-Fi concept comes to life
By Digital News Asia May 31, 2016
- Transparent displays coming from Samsung
- Useful for a variety of markets including retail
SAMSUNG claims to have found a way to make sci-fi a reality. The company recently unveiled the first commercial installation of its cutting-edge mirror display at an upscale hair salon in Seoul, South Korea. The 55-inch display units act as a mirror while playing media over the mirrored image.
The display has a 90% transparent layer over an underlying mirror. The Planar LookThru OLED Series offered something similar but cost too much.
Using Intel’s 3D camera technology, Samsung’s displays can also show customers in different hair styles, colours and trends, allowing the hairdressers at the Leekaja Hairbis’ Jamsil salon to provide customised representations.
Samsung expects mirror displays to be used in retail, interior design, furniture and fashion markets in the future. Similar 55-inch Samsung mirror displays will be available for purchase worldwide later this year.
The tech is still pretty expensive. Also, the see-through displays which have no touch capability are only useful in the exhibition sector.
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