|YouTuber Meghan McCarthy bending a phone prototype into a wristband|
Watch Lenovo's bendable phone prototype : you can wrap it around your wrist!
We've seen some companies launch phones with curved (Note Edge, S7 edge), or ever so slightly flexible screens (G Flex 2), but a truly flexible/bendable phone whose shape you can adjust to your own liking is yet to be created. This concept, it turns out, may not be such a distant thing, as Lenovo has just showcased actually bendable phone and tablet prototypes at Lenovo Tech World.
sci-fi-grade prototypes were found in the hands of YouTuber Meghan
McCarthy, who conveniently happened to show up in a dress with no
pockets. "So where am I supposed to put my phone?" Meghan asks, as she proceeds to bend the unsuspecting handset into a wristband-style shape and put it around her wrist: "I just wear it!"
But this wasn't all, as next up, she showcased a tablet prototype which could be conveniently folded in two, in order to assume a more phablet-type shape and footprint.
As cool as these devices may already look, Lenovo assured that they are still very early work-in-progress. However, this is the first time we get such a direct, real demo of bendable phone/tablet technology, which comes to show that real progress is made in the field. If our calculations are correct, we should be just a few short years away from actual, working, commercial flexible devices.