Lenovo Teases Rollable Smartphone And Laptop Screens
You have heard of foldable phones, but how about rollable ones? Lenovo plans to make phones and laptops that change screen sizes when needed.
The Chinese tech firm shared a demo video on YouTube yesterday. It featured the president of Lenovo’s Intelligent Devices Group, Luca Rossi.
He showcased the new roll screen laptop and smartphone in action. However, Lenovo has not specified a release date at the time of writing.
Foldable vs. Rollable Smartphones
You may have noticed that some brands, like Samsung, have released foldable smartphones. As the name suggests, you may fold these gadgets to change screen sizes.
The problem is that foldable screens gain permanent creases at their hinges. As a result, you may notice a huge line dividing the screen while extended.
On the other hand, rollable smartphones and laptops seem to shrink and expand magically. However, their screens produce that effect by moving and folding in on one another.
Perhaps the technology could avoid creasing screens, unlike foldable gadgets. We will have to wait for their release to point out the pros and cons.
Still, foldable smartphones are the closest gadgets we have to rollable smartphones. That means they could share similar problems.
For example, their moving parts open more ways for the phones to break. A foldable smartphone is likelier to snap at the portion where it folds.
Meanwhile, the roll screens seem to have mechanisms at the sides. If one breaks, then its main feature could become unavailable.
Both types of smartphones have parts that need to open for greater flexibility. However, they might allow particles and liquids to seep into them.
Foldable and rollable smartphones may also become a headache for app and web developers. Websites and apps may not be able to change sizes according to these new gadgets properly.
As a result, those web pages and programs may not work properly on your new phone. Still, the developers could resolve this issue by adopting a responsive design for their services.
More importantly, these gimmicky phones often have a significantly higher price than regular options. Are you willing to spend roughly a hundred pesos for these devices?
Lenovo unveiled its concept for rollable smartphones and laptops on YouTube. However, they have not confirmed prototypes or release dates for the final products.
You may purchase a foldable phone from Samsung while waiting for Lenovo’s lineup. On the other hand, you could buy the iPhone 14 or the Nothing Phone (1).
More importantly, you could update yourself with Inquirer Tech articles. They provide the latest news about gadgets, apps, and more.
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