Tech analysts worldwide believe that mobile technology’s future is foldable smartphones with rollable displays and circuitry.
There is a reason why devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Vivo X Fold 5G, and the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold excite tech reviewers and tech enthusiasts. Motorola, however, recently unveiled its take on the next big thing in mobile technology – a fully working concept smartphone that rolls inwards and outwards.
Lenovo is hosting its Tech World conference this year, where they usually showcase some stuff they are working on. The event is a great place to get an idea of the nature of devices that we may expect to see from Lenovo and Motorola.
One of the recent demos from the event that has gone viral came from Luca Rossi, the Group Executive Vice President of Lenovo, who showcased a rollable concept phone. The smartphone expands vertically from a 5-inch device to a 6.5-inch tall screen just by the click of a physical button, which has been placed on the side.
The 1.5-inch travel may not seem a lot, but given just how prohibitively expensive rollable displays and circuitry has been, it is quite an impressive feat. Also, Lenovo has been hard at work; the content displayed on the rollable smartphone also gets dynamically adjusted as the display expands.
Flexible OLED screens are part of Lenovo and Motorola’s current device lineups, with the ThinkPad X1 Fold 2022 laptop and the reborn Motorola Razr line of smartphones. However, the rollable mobile device is just a proof of concept at this stage and shouldn’t be expected to be released to the public anytime soon.
Along with the rollable device from Motorola, Lenovo is also working on a rollable display for laptops, bringing a vertically expanding screen for better multitasking, browsing, and general use case scenarios. However, Lenovo did not share any further details on its current rollable phone and laptop plans.