After decade of adding new features to smartphones, improving camera, screen and internal hardware, now smartphones are going into the transformer phase of development. And one such device is Motorola’s new bracelet-like bendable smartphone, that can be wrapped around the wrist, transforming into a wearable bracelet-like gadget. Let’s delve into the details of this futuristic prototype that blurs the lines between traditional handheld devices and wearable tech, and what it has to offer.
What is it?
Motorola has launched an experimental phone with the unique capability of being wrapped around your wrist, resembling a bracelet in its appearance as shown in the image.
What does it do?
Equipped with a 6.9-inch screen, this device boasts remarkable flexibility, allowing users to use it flat like a conventional phone or curve it around the wrist for a wearable watch-like experience. Additionally, users can fold the bottom section to stand the phone upright without external support. Alternatively, the device can be bent in half to create a tent-like structure for convenient display.
What’s the catch?
As of now, it remains in the prototype stage, and there is ongoing work to enhance its durability. The design would likely require significant robustness to withstand the rigors of being worn on the wrist, where it could be prone to impacts.
So can I do without it?
Certainly. The prospect of wearing such a substantial device on the wrist may not appeal to many users, considering the potential for bulkiness and susceptibility to knocks and impacts.
Let us know what you think of this futuristic concept smartphone.