Lenovo, the Chinese tech giant, kicked off its annual Tech World ‘23 event in Austin, Texas, by showing off a bendable and flexible smartphone concept device, which can bend backward to wrap around the wrist.
The new conceptual device, which Lenovo has worked upon along with its Motorola smartphone unit, is referred to as an adaptive display that has been designed to showcase innovations that redefine the possibilities of flexible hardware. It uses an FHD+ pOLED display that can be bent and shaped into different forms depending on what a user wants.
“The adaptive display concept can be adjusted from a standard Android phone experience in a flat position to being wrapped for a wrist-worn experience or positioned in several stand modes. When laid flat, the 6.9″ display runs a full Android experience, just like any smartphone,” Lenovo says on its website.
“In the upright position, the device can be adjusted into a self-standing position, running a more compact form of full Android on a 4.6″ display. Users can also wrap the device around their wrist for a similar experience to the external display on Motorola razr+ to stay connected while on the go.”
Understanding the importance of personalization for consumers, Motorola also introduced some new artificial intelligence (AI) features that can enhance device customization to provide users with a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
“Motorola has developed a generative AI model that runs locally on the device to allow users to extend their personal style to their phone. With this concept, users can upload or capture a picture of their outfit to produce multiple unique AI-generated images that reflect their style. These images can then be used as a custom wallpaper on their device,” Lenovo added.
Motorola also teased MotoAI, a personal assistant for both PCs and smartphones, which is powered by large language models (LLMs). This assistant can process data and run tasks locally on-device, offering users enhanced data privacy.
In addition, Motorola has introduced an AI concept model that seeks to enhance document scanning features to improve final image quality by minimizing wrinkles and shadows to ensure documents or images appear as crisp and clear as possible.
While the bendable concept device displays the future possibilities of mobile technology, Motorola has not confirmed when it plans to bring this device to the mass market. Whether or not this device will see the light of the day remains to be seen.