Motorola unveils foldable phone concept that straps around your wrist like a bangle bracelet and changes colors to match your outfit

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Imagine matching your telephone to immoderate apparel you own, arsenic a caller elastic smart watch.

That's nan promise Motorola and its genitor institution Lenovo made this week pinch nan company's caller Adaptive Display Concept.

Dubbed nan world's first wearable smartphone, nan devices features a seemingly accepted 6.9-inch afloat HD+ phone, pinch a show that tin wrap astir your wrist for illustration a jangly bracelet. 

But nan upcoming bendy phone, backed pinch an orangish cloth that connects to a magnetized wrist strap, has much versatility beyond smart watch and smartphone.

The instrumentality readjusts itself to a 4.6-inch display, erstwhile nan personification bends portion of nan device, length-wise, turning nan telephone into its ain opinionated display.

What's more, nan wearable instrumentality has an onboard generative AI that tin study your existent outfit and whip-up a caller wallpaper shape that will thief lucifer your chunky, caller 'smart watch' to your existent ensemble.

As a spokesperson for nan institution joked, after Motorola showed disconnected nan adaptive show astatine Lenovo Tech World '23, nan caller instrumentality 'molds to our user needs.'

Imagine folding your telephone into a elastic caller smart watch. That's nan committedness Motorola and its genitor institution Lenovo made this week pinch nan company's caller Adaptive Display Concept - a 6.9-inch afloat HD+ phone, pinch a show that wraps astir your wrist for illustration a jangly bracelet

The instrumentality readjusts itself to a 4.6-inch display, erstwhile nan personification bends portion of nan device, length-wise, turning nan telephone into its ain opinionated display

Motorola's Innovation Research Lead, Lexi Valasek, took to nan shape astatine nan arena to show disconnected nan caller concept's fashionable AI application. 

One tech newsman noted that nan instrumentality appeared to beryllium an betterment connected nan company's 2016 committedness of nan a foldable smart watch / smart phone. 

'This type does look much precocious than nan 1 we saw 7 years ago,' wrote Nathan Edwards astatine The Verge. 

'We only saw that 1 spell into snap-bracelet mode (with a frankly upsetting crunching noise),' Edwards wrote, 'while nan 2023 exemplary tin do a mates much poses, from nan happy worm to a tented mode.'

On stage, Valasek implied that this somewhat bulky wearable was only meant to assistance successful keeping nan personification 'hands free' successful a pinch. No denotation was fixed that nan instrumentality could switch much rugged, fitness-tracking sports watches anytime soon.  

But Motorola emphasized that nan conception telephone 'runs a afloat Android experience, conscionable for illustration immoderate smartphone,' according to a statement that accompanied nan Lenovo Tech World '2 presentation. 

The device bent successful half, and sounded almost for illustration a small tent, pinch some sides of nan surface facing outwards, possibly pinch multiplayer gaming applications.

What's more, nan wearable instrumentality has an onboard generative AI that tin study your existent outfit and whip-up a caller wallpaper shape that will thief lucifer your chunky, caller 'smart watch' to your existent ensemble. Motorola's Innovation Research Lead, Lexi Valasek, took to nan shape astatine nan arena to show disconnected nan caller concept's fashionable AI application

Some manufacture watchers besides noted that nan instrumentality appeared to beryllium a important advancement connected nan foldable 'clamshell' design, which Motorola whitethorn person already perfected pinch nan Motorola Edge 40 Pro.

Given that type of this super-fluid, ultra-bendy conception has been thing that nan institution has been chasing for complete six years, immoderate critics are skeptical that this caller pOLED smartphone show will yet lead to a finished merchandise for Motorola.

The jangly, bangly 'smart' accessory was, to judge from nan company's presentation, much of a flashy intends of promoting their caller AI features — for illustration nan soul image- and pattern-maker that helps nan conception instrumentality compliment nan user's colthes.

'The modern smartphone acquisition is going done a transformative shift, pinch AI astatine nan center,' Motorola said, 'serving arsenic some a individual adjunct and a instrumentality to heighten mundane tasks, amended performance, and create much meaningful experiences for our users.'

AI that helps move your telephone into a mobile archive scanner, and 1 that ads a privateness veil to your show were conscionable to of nan different caller promised features that build disconnected caller advances to instrumentality learning AI software.  

'Motorola is taking its AI endeavors to different level,' nan institution said, 'showcasing innovations that redefine nan possibilities of elastic hardware and besides introduced breathtaking caller AI features.'