Scientist in Canada claimed to have developed the world’s first flexible smartphone.
The device named ‘ReFlex’- though still a sample could finally spell the end of smashed screens and permanently bent phones, as soon as it hits the market.
The team of researchers in the Human Media Lab at Queen’s University Canada, says the ReFlex offers a completely new way for people to interact with their smartphones.
milar to that of a regular book, the user can just bend the phone in other to flip through many pages while reading an ebook, rather than the conventional finger swipe adopted in other smartphones.
ReFlex also has a haptic feedback that enable users literarily feel the pages flipping past their fingers as they flick through the ebook.
“When this smartphone is bent down on the right, pages flip through the fingers from right to left, just like they would in a book. More extreme bends speed up the page flips,” said Dr Roel Vertegaal, director at the Human Media Lab.
The in gaming experience is more like the virtual reality – you feel the sensation of the game, for instance when playing a game like Angry Birds, you experience the vibration change as the catapult is pulled back before firing.
Combined with call making, the android-powered device is modified with high-definition OLED screen, with sharp, bright and vibrant colours.
Samsung and LG have been working on bendable smartphones, in 2013 LG released the G Flex bendable smartphone, but it is nowhere compared to the ReFlex.
This smartphone when launched could open up another aspect of mobile technology, kudos to the Queen’s University team.
The team suggest that the bendable, flexible smartphones will be in the hands of consumers within five years.