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Chinese Manufacturer Claims Development Of World's First Holographic Phone

July 21, 2014

Chinese smartphone developer Takee announced that it has created the world's first holographic phone with 3D interaction. The phone will also offer top games, movies, video calls and a variety of other features, Digital Trends reports.

Named the Estar Takee 1, the phone is advertised on the manufacturer's website with a promotional video showing how the smart device projects 3D images off the screen, visible from all sides. Whether it can really do this or not, the publication notes, is not quite clear as no one outside of China (where the phone reportedly went on sale last Thursday) has seen the device in real life yet.

Takee claims that the phone generates 3D images by using four front-facing cameras, mounted on the phone's edges. The cameras track the movement of the user's eyes, which the phone then uses to generate a life-like picture. Digital Trends points out that this is probably similar to the way Amazon's Fire Phone works.

The Chinese device is reported to also have several built-in 3D features—for example cameras that recognize hand gestures, thus allowing users to swipe through interface without touching it. As demonstrated in the video, this could also be used for games on the phone.

Other than its special holographic features, the Estar Takee 1 has a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, plus a 13-megapixel camera, a 2,500mAh battery, 32GB of memory, and a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek processor with 2GB of RAM. The phone is available in three color variations - black, white, and a limited series wrapped in 18k gold.

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