A bending phone for your wrist? Just check out what Motorola rolled out
A bending smartphone that can be wrapped around your wrist was showcased by Motorola at the Levono Tech World 2023. Know all about it.
Surprisingly, foldable smartphones have become a common thing now. While technology was seen as revolutionary and perhaps impractical at one point in time, it has now become ubiquitous with every brand coming up with its own fold or flip smartphone as is evident by recent launches of the Oppo Find N3 Flip, Google Pixel Fold, and OnePlus Open. However, there is one technology that we've only seen in prototypes, which hasn't made it to the consumer market yet - bending smartphones.
But that could change soon as Motorola showcased its latest concept device, a bending smartphone that can be wrapped around your wrist! Let us take a closer look.
Motorola showcases concept phone
At the Lenovo Tech World 2023, Motorola, which is owned by Lenovo, showcased the latest iteration of its prototype bending smartphone. For the unaware, Motorola first unveiled a bending “wrist” phone for the first time at the Tech World event in 2016. Since then, the device has mostly been kept under wraps. But now, Motorola took the opportunity to bring out the new concept while also demonstrating some of its features.
According to the company, the device features an FHD+ pOLED display which when laid out flat, stretches to a full 6.9-inch panel. On the other hand, it can also be adjusted into a self-standing position, which reduces the display real-estate to 4.6 inches. Since it is a bending smartphone, it can also be wrapped around your wrist “for a similar experience to the external display on motorola razr+ to stay connected while on the go.”
In the snapshot shared in the release, a fabric can be seen on the back of the device, perhaps to make it more comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
According to Motorola, “This adaptive display concept further builds upon the display and mechanical innovations from our foldable and rollable devices in both the smartphone and PC categories.”
When could it come out?
While the bending concept showcased by Motorola had the wow factor, it was just a prototype and not all of them make it to the production stage. Foldable smartphones have recently become common despite being present for around 5 years now. Therefore, it is likely that we won't be seeing bendy smartphones slapped on wrists for at least a few years.