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Lenovo shows off prototype bendable smartphone and tablet

Lenovo CPlus, is a conceptual smartphone with a totally flexible display, that can also be worn as a band on a user's wrist.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: June 13, 2016 3:08:48 pm
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At its tech world conference, Lenovo showcased its progress in the flexible display technology area with two new product concepts.

The first is CPlus, a new conceptual  smartphone with a totally flexible display, that can also be worn as a band on a user’s wrist. The second is the Folio tablet, which can be folded into two just like a piece of paper.

Lenovo CPlus and Folio concepts are all about creating 100 per cent flexible devices. Lenovo is not the only company that is tinkering with the idea of flexible displays and phones.

Recently a report by Bloomberg said, Samsung will launch its bendable smartphone with a flexible display at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in 2017 in Barcelona. The report in Bloomberg notes, Samsung will launch two new smartphones with bendable OLED displays.

Watch video of the Lenovo C Plus bendable smartphone prototype

In Lenovo’s case. both the CPlus smartphone and Folio tablet, which can be folded to use as a smartphone, are still very much conceptual devices and not yet finished products.

Lenovo had YouTube star Meghan McCarthy showcase the new concepts at its Tech World conference. As Lenovo’s Chief Technology Officer Peter Hortensius said in this video, creating a bendable smartphone is not just limited to the screen.

“It is partly about screen technology. But it is also about Tthe battery, the motherboard, how to make sure it holds its shape when you fold it back,” he said when showcasing the new proof of concept.

As this post on PC Mag explains, “CPlus has multiple hinges which allow it to curl up on itself through almost 360 degrees, creating a bracelet you can wear on your wrist.”

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