Lenovo's bendable concept

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Lenovo's Phab2 Pro and Motorola's Moto Z series were going to be introduced, but the moment that a YouTuber bent a phone around her wrist received the best reaction of shock. Lenovo's crazy, flexible devices are incredibly far from being real products, but they must be tracked to peep at what makes them work.  After all, these aren't what has been floating around viewed as folding screens.  The Folio tablet and the Cplus phone have display panels that actually contort when you bend their respective bodies.

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Gadgets that can handle these usage scenarios is tricky to craft, though, but Lenovo has a sense of humor about it. When bending the Cplus to curve around someone's wrist, the Android phone's tall display "cracks" -- actually just a software trick that distorts the screen.

The Folio, on the other hand, was more straight-laced. Folding the tablet in half bends the screen around the outside of the chassis, effectively turning it into a big ol' phone.

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Wow factor aside, the Folio didn't actually do much; it's likely the more-polished Cplus had a considerable headstart in development. CTO Peter Hortensius said, "These are not things that will survive in the wild."

Still is this something coming down the pipeline or just a novelty?

I think it is kind of cool but so is the projection device that projects your phone and functionality on your skin.

What do you all think?

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Comments

  • jtzmax7jtzmax7 Bridgeport, USAPosts: 1,145

    As a car guy, this sort of thing reminds me of when manufacturers release a concept that looks like it came straight from 2397 but when the actual cars come out it looks nothing like the concept. That being said this does look kinda cool. i would love to play with it but don't think I'd ever buy it.

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