Motorola Rollable Smartphone Prototype Teased at Lenovo Tech World 2022: All Details

Motorola's rollable smartphone prototype is said to have a 6.5-inch display when extended.

Motorola Rollable Smartphone Prototype Teased at Lenovo Tech World 2022: All Details

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This Motorola prototype appears to extend or retract from the bottom side

Highlights
  • Motorola didn't reveal whether the prototype will be put into production
  • It is said to be over 4 inches when retracted
  • Motorola was previously working on a rollable prototype codenamed Felix

Motorola showcased a new concept rollable smartphone at the Lenovo Tech World 2022 event on Tuesday. The rolling display of this concept smartphone is a flexible OLED panel that measures 6.5 inches when extended and retracts down to just over 4 inches. The released demo video showcases the smartphone in action, however, only offers a glimpse at the front panel. Motorola was previously reported to be working on a rollable smartphone codenamed Felix. This handset was rumoured to extend vertically, similar to the concept smartphone Motorola teased at the event.

Motorola's new prototype appears to extend or retract from the bottom of the handset. As mentioned earlier, the flexible OLED display is 6.5 inches extended and over 4 inches retracted. It appears to be operational, with devices seemingly able to alter its size while streaming a YouTube video. However, the company did not reveal whether they have any intention of putting this prototype into production in the future.

This rollable smartphone prototype could be the Motorola Felix model that the company was reportedly working on earlier this year. This device was said to be capable of extending vertically. It was reportedly being developed to be small and pocket friendly when unrolled. The Motorola Felix was believed to be at an early stage of its development at the time.

At the time, the report had suggested that the company was using a modified Motorola Edge 30 Pro for conducting the software tests. However, there's no word on the company's plans to launch a smartphone based on the concept phone shown off at Lenovo Tech World 2022.

Other smartphone brands are also racing to bring functional rollable smartphones to the market. An alleged unboxing video of the LG Rollable leaked recently. The video shows that this handset can be extended horizontally with a three-finger swipe. Its curved pOLED display is said to stand at 6.8 inches which can expand to a 7.4-inch screen. Under the hood, this LG smartphone may pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, coupled with 12GB of RAM and at least 256GB of onboard storage.


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  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Crisp, 144Hz AMOLED display
  • Powerful SoC
  • 68W fast charging
  • Near-stock Android 12, guaranteed updates
  • Very good selfie camera
  • Bad
  • Heats up under load
  • Night mode performance could be better
Display 6.70-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Front Camera 60-megapixel
Rear Camera 50-megapixel + 50-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4800mAh
OS Android 12
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
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Siddhant Chandra
Siddhant Chandra is a Senior Sub Editor at Gadgets 360. This is his first foray into the tech space, having made the switch from travel. He holds a keen interest in keeping up with the latest hardware and software developments in the gaming industry. After work, you can mostly find him playing CS:GO with his buds, where he has clocked over 3K hours. You can reach him at siddhantc@ndtv.com. More
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