Lenovo Showcases Flexible, Wraparound Smartphone and Foldable Tablet at Tech World

Lenovo Showcases Flexible, Wraparound Smartphone and Foldable Tablet at Tech World
  • Lenovo showcased the CPlus and Folio bendable devices.
  • It also showed Smart Shoes at the event.
  • Lenovo also revealed Connected Home in IoT segment.

Lenovo at its Tech World 2016 event in San Francisco on Thursday revealed a host of products including the new Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones alongside the first consumer ready Project Tango handset, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The Chinese company also showed off some of the new innovations it is currently working on including a new flexible smartphone that can wrap around the wrist, and a tablet that can be folded in half. The new prototypes - C Plus smartphone and Folio tablet were revealed at the company's event on Thursday.

Lenovo stressed that the CPlus and Folio concept devices highlight how flexible screens and components can allow dual-devices and multiple usage scenarios.


Apart from bendable smartphone and tablet, Lenovo also showcased connected Smart Shoes based on the Intel Curie module and featuring wireless charging. Lenovo says with Smart Shoes, users can track fitness data as well as play motion controlled games. The company adds that Smart Shoes sporting LED lights allows users to receive customised news and information based on their activity data pushed to their smartphone.

Apart from some devices, Lenovo also confirmed that it's an active participant in the Internet of Things and showed a concept "Connected Home," where users can control various connected devices at home via tip of the fingers or through voice. The teaser video from Lenovo showed how people can monitor health, and checks the weather report with just hand gesture.

The company said that the several concept innovations showcased at the event reflect the "creativity, experimentation and ingenuity" of the company's engineers, designers and developers. Lenovo has shared several videos on YouTube showing different innovations it is working on.


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