Motorola’s rollable phone concept
We are used to seeing mostly the same from phone manufacturers — such are the times after all — but every once in a while a glimpse into the future appears to us and reignites the ember. Such an example is Motorola’s rollable phone concept that we got to check out today.
It can be seen as an alternative device to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip, or Oppo’s N Flip series. The difference here is that you have constant access to the screen and its contents. The default size is 5 inches, which might not sound enough, but to us it seemed plenty for most everyday tasks. Want more screen real estate? No worries, the display can extend itself to 6.5 inches!
Why does it roll vertically instead of horizontally? According to what Motorola told us, the reasoning behind this decision is practicality and familiarity. The tablet-like approach is arguably more niche in comparison. By extending the display vertically, you get more space for social media applications while having a more compact phone in your pocket at the same time. Plus, you can always use it as a regular phone by turning the device horizontally to enjoy video content.
Similarly, in the Gmail app, Motorola’s rollable concept phone extents itself to provide more space for the keyboard and text. Of course, you also have the option to roll it back to its default position by double-tapping the dedicated side key, with the software adjusting itself according to the screen size.
The other neat feature related to this rollable display was to use part of it as a helpful secondary screen while taking photos with the rear cameras. This is possible when the screen is in its default position, a.k.a. not extended. Check out an example below:
The implication’s of a rollable display
Now, Motorola’s concept phone had a custom case on it for protection purposes (duh). We were not allowed to remove it, but it goes without saying that this would be a necessary accessory. Why? Well, because this prototype was constructed using the same plastic display tech found on the Motorola Razr, which is very vulnerable to damage. There were already visible indentations on the units that were presented. That said, it is important to keep in mind that we are talking about a concept phone here.
So is this a genuine vision of the future?
The truth is, it is hard to say whether we will see rollable phones overtake the increasing craze for their foldable alternatives. There are plenty of reasons to keep an eye on such concepts, though, as they make a lot of sense in many ways. At the same time, we cannot exclude the setbacks, so it is a matter of time before we find out which form factor will be selected via natural selection.
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