The TV’s glass-like quality is possible due to the use of transparent organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology.

Unlike ordinary LEDs in TVs, which are used to light an LCD display, the pixels of an OLED TV are self-illuminating, ridding of the need for backlighting.

This means that, while conventional TVs require a back panel to contain their processing units, these elements are integrated into the base stand of the Mi TV LUX.

The TV’s rectangular screen measures at 55 inches, with an “ultra-thin” width of approximately 5.7 millimetres. The screen is capable of displaying 1.07 billion colour combinations.

Its cylindrical base stand is topped with a covering that has a visual resemblance to “compact discs”, said the company, which was designed to help it blend into a variety of surroundings.

Xiaomi launches "world's first" mass-produced transparent TV
Xiaomi launches "world's first" mass-produced transparent TV