Motorola, a subsidiary of Lenovo, The company’s Motorola Mobility division is showing off the prototype at Lenovo Tech World ’23, signaling the brand’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology. In an official Newsroom, they introduce the Bendy Slap Bracelet Phone Concept. The smartphone features a flexible display that can do more than just fold. It also bends at several points across the screen, allowing it to wrap and curl.
Lexi Valasek, from Motorola’s Innovation Research team, stole the spotlight as she proudly showcased the latest iteration of Moto’s bendy phone prototype. Reminiscent of the 2016 version, One of the highlights was an “adaptive display” prototype, boasting a flexible FHD+ pOLED display that can be transformed into various forms, including a phone, stand, or even a smart bracelet. The 6.9-inch display can be flattened for conventional smartphone use, bent partially for desk support, or wrapped around the wrist, reminiscent of a smart slap bracelet.
With a focus on versatility, the device can seamlessly transform from a conventional 6.9-inch Android phone to a compact 4.6-inch smartphone when adjusted into a self-standing position. This adaptive functionality extends further, allowing the device to operate as a smartwatch when elegantly wrapped around the wrist, catering to diverse user needs and preferences.
Despite the excitement surrounding these prototypes, it’s uncertain whether they will hit the consumer market anytime soon. Alongside the flexible device, Motorola emphasized AI-driven innovations, including AI-generated wallpapers based on users’ outfits and a personal voice/text assistant named MotoAI, designed to provide tailored and localized support. Additionally, the company teased a document scanning feature aimed at enhancing image quality by minimizing wrinkles and shadows for sharper results.
While these concepts might appear far-fetched for now, Motorola’s bold exploration and history of transforming imaginative ideas into consumer products leave room for excitement and anticipation among tech enthusiasts.