Digital screens that bend and fold like a piece of paper are nothing new. We’ve seen some companies launch phones with curved (Note Edge, S7 edge), but a truly flexible/bendable phone whose shape you can adjust to your own liking is yet to be created. This concept is introduced by Lenovo because Lenovo Shows Off Bendable Phones and Tablets Prototypes at Lenovo Tech World.
Lenovo Shows Off Bendable Phones and Tablets Prototypes
At the company’s Tech World Expo in San Francisco, Chief Technology Officer Peter Hortensius said:
“There are two main engineering obstacles to overcome. First, Lenovo’s focus groups have shown that people want to interact with the phone or tablet when it’s folded. That means a screen that can bend outwards, not just inwards. Bending in is an easier problem, because the thing you’re stretching is not the display.”
Still, Lenovo has made fragile but working prototypes of a bendable phone, which it calls the CPlus, and a flexible tablet, dubbed the Folio.
It’s worth noting that the CPlus’s design looked much more advanced than the Folio, whose screen appeared plasticy and very flimsy.
“It’s as floppy and flexible as a piece of paper,”
Hortensius said, admitting that
“they are not there yet in terms of reliability.”