As more companies are looking to create their own version of a bendable smartphone like Samsung and Royale (FlexPai), it’s hard to think of new ways to make the smartphone bend and where it’ll bend. In this case, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has demoed out their first prototype of a bendable smartphone and it’s different than what we’ve seen so far.
Check out this special video from #Xiaomi President and Co-founder Bin Lin, showing off a very special phone prototype… 😎— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) January 23, 2019
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Xiaomi’s co-founder and president Bin Lin is shown playing around with the device in the video. He then ends up rotating the device and folding both of the ends inward. As you can tell from the video, the video that was playing on the device rotates back to portrait style. When they panned back to facing Mr. Lin, you can tell that the foldable portion of the screens
Of course, with this being a prototype, there are bound to be some bugs, but when the screens were being touched, nothing was disrupting the front display — that we know of.
A lot of things can go wrong since this is a prototype, but it’s cool to see something new out there by another smartphone company. Hopefully, Xiaomi can keep us up to date during the production of the device.
Xiaomi coming out with this type of bendable smartphone prototype takes the cake with it folding inward from the ends of the device, but it’s something we may or may not see in consumers hands.
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