A smartphone that can bend as a smartwatch is just a glimpse of the future.
During the Lenovo Tech World 2023, Motorola showed off a very interesting piece of technology: adaptive display. The concept demonstrated that a flexible phone could also become a wristwatch in form and action.
The smartphone’s default straight form hinted nothing special but once you glance the ridged back, you’re in for a surprise. Powered by AI and pOLED flexible display, the unnamed Motorola phone could stand on its own like a tripod or bend around the user’s wrist.
The phone automatically primes based on its current form. As a tripod, it still works like any other smartphone, albeit imitating a smaller screen.
On the wrist, it would instantly show the digital clock. This is a signal that a user can have a 2-in-1 smartphone-smartwatch device.
As a concept, Motorola is yet to reveal the entire tech specifications, release date, and even price. However, it’s been determined that the flexible phone has 6.9 inches of display with full HD+ resolution.
Here are the other things we know so far:
- The screen orientation follows the device’s shape.
- It mimics a 4.6-inch display in tripod form.
- It can generate unique images similar to the user’s outfits.
The event is all about AI, so the Motorola flexible smartphone boasts AI innovations, such as:
- MotoAI: A continuously evolving AI model that serves as a virtual personal assistant of the user.
- Mobile Doc Scan 2.0: This comes with an AI model to upgrade the Doc Scanner found in Motorola camera systems.
- AI Text Summarization: Let the AI summarize longform chats and other written media and distill them to key messages for quick comprehension.
- Privacy Content Obfuscation: An AI engine helps shield the privacy of users from spectators.
Keep in mind that the phone and AI engines are still concepts. But with a prototype presented on stage means that we’re likely to see one or two launching next year.