Video: Lenovo is making bendable phone you can slap on wrist like a bracelet

  • Lenovo unveiled a prototype of a working bendable phone during its Tech World 2016 event
  • The phone, which is called as Cplus, have a huge top and bottom bezels and doesn’t use the whole bendable surface area as a screen
  • Lenovo is not the first company to try designing a bendable phone as reports said Samsung may also release phones with bendable screens next year

SILICON VALLEY, California – Lenovo unveiled a prototype of a working bendable phone during its Tech World 2016 event in Silicon Valley last June 9.

Malanie Ehrenkranz mentioned in her article for Yahoo News published on June 9 that although a prototype was only shown, the company said the screen works perfectly.

The phone, which is called as Cplus, have a huge top and bottom bezels and doesn’t use the whole bendable surface area as a screen. Gadget enthusiasts are left anticipating and excited for the new twist in smartphones technology.

Lenovo is not the first company to try designing a bendable phone as reports said Samsung may also release phones with bendable screens next year.

Gregory Lee, the president and CEO of Samsung in North America, said that bendable smartphone screens are “relatively right around the corner.”

An article by Dan Misener for CBC News said that Samsung revealed their own bendable screens with a flexible display that’s almost as thin as a sheet of paper and rolls up like a scroll.

Roel Vertegaal, a Queen’s University professor and the pioneer in Canada when it comes to the bendable screen, said that beyond the “cool factor” the durability is a major benefit of this type of screens.

“One of the big advantages of these flexible phones is that a) they’re very lightweight and b) they’re made out of plastic, so there’s no glass cover,” he said.

“So when you throw them on the floor, they’re basically going to fall down like a piece of paper, and you just pick it up and use it again,” he added.

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