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Lenovo briefly teases flexible displays and foldable tablet concepts

Noch weit von der Massenproduktion entfernt, das Display funktioniert aber schon.
Functioning foldable smartphones and tablets made a brief appearance at this year's Tech World 2016
The early prototypes show off Lenovo's plans beyond the Phab 2 Plus and Moto Z smartphones.

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Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Lenovo Peter Hortensius was onstage with YouTuber Meghan McCarthy to show off two prototype devices featuring flexible and foldable displays.

The segment was extremely short and made up a very small part of the two-hour presentation, but McCarthy unveiled that the bracelet-strapped smartphone has been referred to internally as the Cplus. Interestingly, the folded portions of the display are noticeable when up close, but any creases and color offsets can apparently be fixed via software and are even reversible. Meanwhile, the second prototype was the Folio tablet. Not to be confused with the HP Folio, the Lenovo Folio will use a variation of the Yoga watchband hinge to fold the display in half. This half-sized tablet can then be used as a smartphone with a two-sided display.

Both products are very far from mass production as Lenovo will still need to overcome more design challenges involving the motherboard, battery, and other critical components. The Phab 2 Pro and Moto Z series of smartphones were instead the center of attention during the event as both will launch in the coming months. It's possible and likely that more of the Cplus and Folio concepts will make it to next year's Lenovo Tech World.

 
 

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Alexander Fagot/ Allen Ngo, 2016-06-12 (Update: 2016-06-12)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.