China-Based Tech Company Releases New Line of Bendable Smartphones
Apple| | By Margo Gothelf
During an event in San Francisco, tech company Lenovo unveiled a new line of smartphones unlike anything on the market. The 6.4 inch phones have the ability to be worn like a watch and bend over the users’ wrist. The first phone from the smartphone line is called Phab2 Pro. The Phab2 Pro is the first commercial smartphone to use Tango, Google’s 3D-mapping technology. The phone is built with four cameras that can scan and track objects in a room and use “augmented reality to map crazy content onto the scene,” shared Tech Insider. One user even took the phone’s technology and adapted it to a Nerf-gun to give a video game a more real-life look. The next phone, the Moto Z, is as light as a feather at just 5.2 mm thick. The Moto Z has the capability to be fit with accessories that snap onto the back of the device making the phone very versatile. Accessories that can be added to the phone include the SoundBoost Mod, which “pipes sound from the phone through the accessory’s speakers.” The speakers work by snapping 16 small dots next to each other on the back of the phone. The device makes a small “clicking noise” when they are put into place keeping everything very user friendly. Along with the Phab2 Pro and the Moto Z, Lenovo released a new phone that has a bendable display and can be worn around the users wrist. The phone snaps on like a cuff making a “popping” noise when put in the right place. The unnamed phone comes in several different colors such as coral and lime green. Lenovo has also applied the bendable technology to their hingeless tablets. When the tablet is folded, “the user could hold it to their ear like a smartphone.” The product is still in the works so a release date for the bendable technology has yet to be announced.