By Natashah Hitti 

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi has unveiled its Mi TV LUX see-through television, which displays images that appear to be “floating in the air”.

Billed as a world’s first, the Mi TV LUX features an edge-to-edge transparent display, leaving what looks like a simple glass screen, allowing viewers to see through to the other side.

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

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.

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

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.