Infinix has announced the release of something it is calling “the world’s first Future Light-Painting Leather”.
Essentially, it is a new design technology, at least half a year in the making, that will go into the making of future Infinix devices – think smartphones and their back covers. We have previously seen Infinix make strides towards differentiating its products, especially smartphones, by coming with interesting designs. A good case in point is the award-winning Infinix Zero 8 and its conspicuous geometric patterns at the back.
“Future Light-Painting Leather technology is a reversible colour change technology that occurs when exposed to UV light,” says Infinix.
According to Infinix, “The technology works when UV light interacts with the smartphone’s back cover, adding innovative and flexible colour options to Infinix users’ smartphones to express their style and mood.”
“This is a passive colour-changing technology that does not require additional energy from the smartphone to produce colour changes. It breaks the limitations of traditional leather with a single colour and will bring a new look to smartphones with two or multiple colour switches.”
According to Infinix, all this is achieved without compromising on key user considerations like comfortable grip to prevent device knocks and drops.
“Infinix seeks to improve the aesthetic experience of the modern-day smartphone through the use of innovative materials and fresh new colours. With Future Light-Painting Leather technology, users can experience satisfying colour-changing as well as custom patterns created by shading light on the back cover of their smartphone. It introduces a unique way for our customers to interact with their smartphone and to express themselves,” a statement from the company attributed to Manfred Hong, its Senior Product Director, says.
“Infinix integrated photochromic polymers into the leather, where the molecular structure changes in the presence of UV light which causes the colour changes. When users take their device back indoors the leather reverts back to the original colour.”
Vivo, a competitor of Infinix and other brands from Infinix mother company Transsion, recently released a smartphone with a back that changes colour in the Kenyan market.