As a part of their 10th anniversary celebrations Xiaomi have announced the world’s first mass-produced transparent OLED TV; the Mi TV LUX OLED Transparent Edition.
The US$7,000 (RMB 49,999) 55″ TV does away with its back panel, removing any blockers from the transparent OLED (TOLED) pixels.
The “brains” of the panel instead sit in a rather large circular base, which along with a soundbar of sorts appear melded with the TV’s 5.7mm thick frame.
Transparent OLEDs have been shown off before, but have somewhat underdelivered with a grey tone obscuring what is designed to be clearly visible on the other side.
Unsure of whom this TV is for, I can’t personally say I’m after a giant piece of transparent glass on a stand that any matter or animal or child could easily just jump straight through.
If these ever were to go on sale in Australia I’m sure our nanny-state would require them to have stickers put along them to show people they’re about to walk into glass, not unlike a balcony door.
For now we don’t have to worry though. The Mi TV LUX OLED Transparent Edition will only be available in China to begin with. Pre-orders beginning August 16th.