Vivo Teases a Phone With Colour-Changing Back Panel

The Vivo phone uses the electrochromic technology to shift its back panel shade from pearl white to deep blue.

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Vivo Teases a Phone With Colour-Changing Back Panel

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Vivo has released a teaser video showing the new phone changing the colour of its back panel

  • Vivo has posted the teaser video on Weibo
  • The Vivo phone uses electrochromic technology for changing colours
  • Vivo sibling used the same technology on the OnePlus Concept One earlier

Vivo is developing a phone that has a colour-changing back panel, the company revealed through teaser video posted on Weibo. The phone uses an electrochromic glass that shifts hues on the panel. In January, Vivo sibling and subsidiary of its parent BBK Electronics, OnePlus, showcased the OnePlus Concept One phone using a similar electrochromic glass on its rear camera setup. However, Vivo's phone that appeared in the video teaser seems to have provided the colour-changing effect on the entire rear panel.

The video shared on Weibo, as spotted by Android Authority, shows the Vivo phone from the back that shifts its colour from one another. The phone uses the electrochromic technology at the rear panel to change colour shades at a press of a side button. It moves from pearl white to deep blue.

Vivo appears to have taken inspiration for its new smartphone from the OnePlus Concept One that was showcased at CES 2020 in Las Vegas earlier this year. The OnePlus phone used the electrochromic glass on the camera setup to reveal or hide the sensors at the back.

The video posted by Vivo doesn't reveal the camera module of the new phone. However, another video posted on Weibo by a tipster suggests that there could be triple rear cameras, along with a dual LED flash.

Vivo hasn't provided any clarity on whether the new phone is just a concept and is meant for testing purposes. Nevertheless, given the tough competition in the market, the company is likely to bring the new experience to the market sometime in the future.

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Jagmeet Singh Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at Please send in your leads and tips. More
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