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New flexible smartphone can be rolled on your wrist

India TV Tech Desk New York 12 January 2017, 21:35
India TV Tech Desk

A US-based company has developed a unique smartphone prototype that can be completely rolled out enough to fit around one’s wrist with a full-colour flexible display.

To receive a call, it can either be used as a speaker or removed and straightened into a traditional phone.

At the end of the call, you may bend it back onto your wrist and continue with your run, the company said.

FlexPhone, developed by US-based Royole Corporation, can also function as a fitness tracker where it can monitor many physical parameters including heart rate, steps taken, and distance travelled.

At around six millimetre thick and 100 gram in weight, it is light enough to go with you when you exercise or for a night on the town.

Additionally, with both display and circuitry being flexible, the FlexPhone is able to handle drops and bumps with less chance of breaking.

The phone features 3G connectivity, is SIM card compatible, and runs off of an Android OS.

This flexible smartphone prototype has been named as Innovation Awards Honouree at the CES trade show in Las Vegas.


“We are thrilled to be recognised as a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honouree for the product," said Bill Liu, Founder, and CEO of Royole.

(With inputs from PTI)