At an event in New York on 20 June, Lenovo presented what it believes will be the future of personalised computing: a rollable laptop with a flexible display. Called Lenovo Transform, its touchscreen seemed to bend in the image that Lenovo showed off.
The laptop also had a built-in keyboard and possibly microphones, too, as the concept supports voice commands. It also works with a stylus. Lenovo’s senior vice president of commercial business, Christian Teismann, revealed a futuristic computing device with a Laptop-like form factor with no hinge.
Although Lenovo mentioned phrases like “new screen technologies,” it was rather vague. The company did specify, however, that it’s just a concept for now. So don’t expect Lenovo to release this device any time soon, or if ever. But we do know that flexible, bendable, rollable, foldable – whatever you want to call them – displays are possible.
Also, can you imagine navigating your browser with only your voice? That sounds like a nightmare. But hey, I’m not here to crush dreams. I’m merely here for skepticism. Enjoy Lenovo’s vision of the faraway future.
Samsung is also working on a smartphone with a flexible display, dubbed the Galaxy X. Reports suggest the South Korea company might announce the device later this year. Last year, LG Display had said that it would spend around $1.7 billion to build a new production line for making flexible OLED smartphone screens. Microsoft is also working on a foldable phone that could be turned into a tablet.