Transflective - definition
A transflective liquid crystal display is a version of liquid crystal display (LCD) category, which have an additional optical layer on it so that in daylight condition it can reflect and transmit the light. The contrast remains constant so that user can see the display even though there is no backlight is turned on. In dim or dark condition display can use the backlight source installed behind the panel and still view the display. It was designed for the devices which have display all time on function such as : navigator, wrist watches, clocks, media players in automotive and so on. Even so many phones used to come with this feature. i.e.: Nokia N95 is a bright example of transflective display. When it is brought under bright day light condition, the backlight used to shut off with the help of ambient light sensor and can use the daylight source to see the display. When again it is brought under dim lighting condition then the backlight is turned on so that there is no interruption occurs when seeing the display. This feature was introduced to save the energy.