So now it is time, welcome in the future! Lenovo Tech World also took place this year in San Francisco on 09.06 and the company presented a very interesting concept. Maybe you remember Blu, a foldable smartphone project on Indiegogo. At that time, there was a lot of hype about these news, because a few people weathered it and said it was not possible. Well, it’s possible and Lenovo shows it to us!
The company has already presented the Moto Z and the Lenovo phab 2 Pro as part of Lenovo Tech World. For both devices you will also find a Hands on. But before we could deal with these two smartphones, Lenovo lures with two other impressive prototypes: a flexible mobile phone for the wrist and a tablet that folds in the middle.
The flexible smartphone is strongly reminiscent of one of these snap-on bracelets that rolled around the wrist when you hit them. Apparently the device cracked, internally called Cplus, but audible as it was strapped around the arm during the presentation. After this, only a short-term display of a seemingly damaged display could be seen, which was also quickly repaired. In addition to the display, other components such as motherboard and battery are also bendable. The rest of the units are still stable and Lenovo takes a trick back. There were simply split parts of the smartphone into smaller units. This applies to both the housing and the circuit board inside.
The foldable tablet has got the name Folio and in contrast to the Cplus is here only the display flexible. The device can be folded in the middle and the hardware as well as battery are a rigid construction. Here a variation of the yoga-typical joints is applied, whereby the device folds in both directions. One of the biggest problems was, above all, the range of motion that the display must have. In the prototype shown, the tablet shape has not yet been achieved in perfection and the Cplus makes a much more mature impression.
Until now, the two devices are still prototypes, which would not survive a day in the wild. According to Lenovo, it will take another three to five years until the first devices will be available in stores. The company also expects that the user will often bend the phone as needed. Quasi as employment therapy and just as before with a Klapphandy was played. Let us surprise what we will see in a few years, but beware – the prices will be higher than with conventional smartphones. By the way, Samsung has also announced a similar concept for 2017.