Motorola envisions a smartphone that can transform into a smartwatch


Motorola’s adaptive display concept allows for a versatile device that can be adjusted to wrap around a user’s wrist or lay flat like a standard Android phone

During Lenovo Tech World ’23, a global innovation event held on October 24-25, Motorola unveiled an exciting concept for flexible hardware that provides a glimpse into the future of smartphones.

According to Lenovo, this innovative device utilizes a FHD+ pOLED display that can be flexed and shaped into various forms based on the user’s preferences. Lenovo and Motorola’s press release explains that this adaptive display concept builds upon the advancements in display and mechanical technology seen in foldable and rollable devices across smartphones and PCs.

Imagine a phone that can transform into a smartwatch and comfortably fit around your wrist. Lenovo claims that this adaptive display can switch from a standard Android phone experience in a flat position to a wrap-around configuration for a wrist-worn experience. It can also be positioned in multiple stand modes. The press release states, “When laid flat, the 6.9″ display operates as a fully functional Android device, just like any other smartphone. In the upright position, the device can be adjusted to stand on its own, running a more compact version of full Android on a 4.6″ display. Users can also wrap the device around their wrist, offering a similar experience to the external display on the motorola razr+ for staying connected on the go.”

While this concept may seem unconventional, it aligns with the current trend of foldable phones that have captured the imaginations of consumers worldwide.

Motorola also introduced several new artificial intelligence (AI) features during the event.

The company revealed the development of a generative AI model that operates locally on the device, enabling users to infuse their personal style into their phone. The press release explains, “With this concept, users can upload or capture a picture of their outfit to create multiple unique AI-generated images that reflect their style. These images can then be used as custom wallpapers on their device.”

Lenovo also announced the development of a personal assistant for both PCs and smartphones. According to the company, this AI model continuously learns and adapts to user patterns and interactions using natural voice or text commands while prioritizing privacy. The press release adds that “The MotoAI concept is an innovative approach to the latest trend in AI with large language models (LLMs). Users can engage with their personal MotoAI assistant to get answers to their questions, draft messages, schedule tasks, and much more. While most LLMs rely on cloud-based operations, MotoAI can process data and perform tasks locally on the device, providing users with enhanced data privacy.”

Furthermore, the company introduced an AI concept model that enhances the Doc Scanner capability integrated into Motorola camera systems. The goal is to improve the image quality of documents or images by reducing wrinkles and shadows, ensuring a crisp and clear appearance.

Lenovo also unveiled an AI text summarization feature that condenses lengthy chats, emails, or reports into key messages for quick comprehension.

Also read: This LG display can stretch, turn, and fold like rubber

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