In order to maintain uniqueness and innovation in smartphones, Reflex has manufactured the first flexible smartphone that you can bend, not like that of iPhone 6Plus.
Its primary uniqueness is its flexible OLED display is taken from LG, that allows you to use its features while bending it.
While this may make many of you wonder how does this technology allow you to bend the phone as the internal chips and hardware are not made of plastic. All of its delicate parts are located on either side enabling you to bend it without harming it. OS is Android KitKat.
According to the researcher Paul Strohmeier,
“It’s the same architecture you would have in an Android smartphone.”
An integrated vibrator allows you to feel the actual sensation of breaking a thin branch or bending a soft plastic such as rubber band. On a different note, the manufacturers involved have been trying to improve this latest design for the past 12 years.
“We started working on flexible display interfaces 12 years ago with our first prototype PaperWindows,”
researcher Roel Vertegaal told Mashable in an email.
“We put out the world’s first tethered flexible phone — PaperPhone — five years ago.”
They have diverse future plans and investments too.
“Future plans include detailed design of user interface elements specifically for bend input; we also hope the phone will be commercialized within the next three to five years or so.”
The makers do not intend to permanently shift their manufacturing from sensitive touch to bendability.
“This is a supplementary input method,” he said. “We don’t suggest replacing touch with bending.”