Infinix Announces World’s First Future Light Painting Leather Technology

The technology will be available with future Infinix devices

Infinix yesterday announced the world’s first Future Light-Painting Leather technology. 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. 

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.

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. 

Infinix says this world’s first innovation marks a huge step forward in technological breakthroughs for the company and sets a new standard for leather back covers on smartphones.

“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 smartphones and to express themselves,” said Manfred Hong, Senior Product Director of Infinix.

Infinix says the Future Light-Painting Leather is not only about the aesthetics, but also about the expression of the user’s personality. With this creative new feature, the company says users are able to use light to paint their smartphone and create different patterns on the back cover giving users endless possibilities to customize their device. 

Infinix took six months to develop this Light Painting Leather Technology and engineers from the company tested the leather hundreds of times to achieve the desired effect. Infinix overcame the common issue of leather yellowing by adjusting the leather structure, ensuring the leathers colour remained vibrant after extended use. Additionally, the back cover maintains a thin profile in a complex structure, providing a comfortable grip for the user along with  strong protection against knocks and drops.

The Future Light-Painting Leather back cover technology will be available with future Infinix devices. 

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