A couple of years ago when the concept of 3D movies was starting to catch on, some companies, namely HTC and LG, decided that it would be a good idea to create 3D phones as well, meaning that users could look forward to 3D content and games without the need for 3D glasses, kind of like the Nintendo 3DS.

However fast forward to today, it seems that the idea of 3D phones did not catch on, but could holographic phones be next? Well a device by the name of the Takee 1 is hoping to kick off the trend with its holographic handset, which they are calling the world’s first holographic phone. In some ways it reminds of us Amazon’s recently announced Fire Phone as it does share similar features.

For starters the phone will sport a pair of cameras in the front that will track your face. From there, it will tweak the UI to create a depth effect, which like we said sounds a bit like the Amazon Fire Phone. However what makes it different is its ability to scan real world images using the camera to create 3D objects which can then be 3D printed, which in some ways reminds us of Google’s Project Tango.

The company also claims that the phone will be able to use in-air controls to allow the user to manipulate holographic images that will float above the phone’s display, as you can see in the video above. Now we’re not sure whether the video is using a mock up or if that’s how the actual projections would look like, but if it’s the latter, we have to say we’re very impressed.

As for the rest of its specs, the phone will feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a 13MP f/2.0 rear-facing camera, an octa-core MT6592T processor, a 2,500mAh battery, 32GB of onboard storage, and dual-stereo speakers. The company also claims that the phone’s metal chasis has been built using a new 3D metal cutting technology, and will be available in black, white, or a special edition 18k gold version.

Pricing and availability remain unknown but it will be interesting to see if it will be able to live up to its claims. What do you guys think? Could this be a case of overpromising and under delivering, or could Takee surprise us all and take the world by storm with its smartphone?

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