Tokujin Yoshioka designs transparent smartphone for KDDI

News: Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has created a see-through case for the latest Firefox smartphone from telecommunications company KDDI.

Fx0 by Tokujin Yoshioka
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The Fx0 by Tokujin Yoshioka is designed to show off the inner components of the au phone by KDDI, including the battery, sim card, electronic circuits and screws.

"In order to express the openness which is the most distinctive feature of Firefox OS, Tokujin captured the beauty of mechanicals inside and incorporated them to the design," said a statement from the designer's studio.

Fx0 by Tokujin Yoshioka

Mechanical parts within the case give a metallic appearance to the design, which is textured across the back to improve grip.

Fx0 by Tokujin Yoshioka

The phone features 4G capabilities – one of the first for a Firefox operating system (OS) device – and a quad-core processor produced by Qualcomm.

Fx0 by Tokujin Yoshioka

A large touch screen covers the majority of the phone's front, while a camera is mounted within a black disk on the back, with the flash located just below.

Fx0 by Tokujin Yoshioka

Firefox's logo is on the circular "home" button "to identify the originality through the front design of the body".

Fx0 by Tokujin Yoshioka

"This will be a model that symbolises a new stage for Firefox OS smartphone," said Yoshioka, who also designed another transparent phone for KDDI called X-RAY in 2010 and launched his Media Skin mobile phone with the brand in 2007.

Fx0 by Tokujin Yoshioka

Other smartphones that launched this year include the eagerly anticipated iPhone 6, which came under criticism from users who claimed that the design bent in their pockets.