Lenovo shows off devices with bendable displays at Moto Z launch event

Lenovo showed off two devices with flexible displays. One was a smartphone that doubled as a watch and the other a tablet that doubled as a phone.


Lenovo’s Tech World had a few surprises in store for us. They did show off their modular Moto Z and Moto Z Force flagship devices as well as a Phab2, Project Tango-based device. Sadly, the much anticipated Moto Razr reboot was missing. To make up for that however, Lenovo showcased two devices with bendable displays.

The first device, dubbed the CPlus, is like a smartphone/wrist-band combo. It looks like a normal phone, but you can also wrap it around your wrist if you feel like it. The tablet didn’t seem as flexible and could only fold in half.

Lenovo got YouTuber Megan McCarthy to demo the devices at the event and from what we could tell, the devices don’t bend as fluidly as you might expect. The CPlus for example, seemed to have pre-configured segments that bent around your wrist. The demoed tablet had a flexible hinge along the middle.

 Lenovo shows off devices with bendable displays at Moto Z launch event

The idea of having a tablet that bends seems really cool, especially as McCarthy showed everyone, bending a tablet in half and using it as a phone is much more convenient than conversing on a tablet. Wouldn't it be nice to have a single device that doubled as a tablet and a phone while still being pocketable?

The devices weren’t as bendable as we expected, but that’s not a bad thing. These are only concepts after all and while the screen actually did seem flexible, it doesn’t meant that the rest of the components, including the battery, are flexible enough just yet.


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