Samsung has reportedly patented a technology for a transparent touchscreen that would allow users to control the smartphone from both the sides.
This isn't the first time that techies have aimed at exploring the possibilities of having a transparent touch screen as seen recently with the introduction of Yotaphone that has a standard touchscreen on the front and e-paper display on the back.
However, Samsung's patent takes the technology to the next level as it explores the possibility of a transparent screen with front and rear visibility and touch controls.
The patent describes a phone that would have a single screen and look similar to today's phones, but the display would have a degree of transparency and users can control it without having to turn it over, Fox News reports.
Possible uses of the tech include tapping behind a folder of apps to open it up, and dragging icons around without the finger obscuring their positions or more secure ways of unlocking the phone and video controls being transferred to the rear of the movie, the report added.