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You can wear a bendable phone from Samsung as a watch on your wrist

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Samsung is reportedly working on launching a new foldable smartphone that you can wear as a watch.

The report has come to Android Updated courtesy of Letsgodigital.

Samsung is expected to release several models in the coming years. In addition to the above models, both of which unfold into a tablet size screen, foldable clamshell phones are also being developed. Motorola will probably be the first manufacturer to release a folding phone in the form of a new RAZR smartphone.

We published yesterday about a special alternative from Samsung. This foldable Samsung phone namely had a clamshell design with the display on the outside when the device is folded. Have we then had all model variants? No, it is expected that bendable phone models will also be introduced in the long term, these are so flexible that the entire phone can change shape.

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This creates the possibility to use a large telephone screen when you want to use the device intensively. Are you on your way? Then you simply bend the phone around your wrist. It can therefore also directly offer an alternative to the smartwatch. Various market reports show that the wearable market is on the rise and will continue to grow in the coming years.

However, the smartwatch has one major disadvantage, the size of the display. The smartwatch must, after all, continue to fit around your wrist and also feel comfortable. Although manufacturers are working to incorporate more functions into the watch band, it would, of course, be ideal if you could easily bend the mobile device into a fully-fledged smartphone.

Halfway through last year, Samsung Electronics filed a patent with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) for a ‘Shape-retaining structure of the electronic device and electronic device including same’. The patent was published on March 7, 2019.

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The patent describes a mobile phone with a flexible display. The flexible Samsung phone can bend in one direction and curls up, as it were. This makes it possible to wear a flexible telephone on your wrist. When the bendable smartphone is fully opened, you have an elongated display at your disposal. Due to the narrow shape, the phone remains easy to operate with one hand. At the top and bottom, we see a fairly wide edge, in which all sensors are processed.

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Due to the flexible design, the device will tend to automatically roll up again. To prevent this, you can lock this Samsung bendable phone, for this, a narrow slider has been fitted on the back that you can operate with your index finger. When the user pushes it down, the smartphone can be used in the unfolded position, and therefore no longer automatically fold back to the curved position.

In addition, a magnet is placed at both ends of the telephone, which attract each other when the flexible telephone is rolled up. This way, the mobile device stays nicely on your wrist and cannot just lose weight. A camera is visible to the left of the sliding mechanism. The patent description does not elaborate on the functionality of the camera system. The SIM card can be inserted on the top and the bottom offers space for a connection to charge the device.

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The back of the Samsung smartphone is provided with an elastic plate that bends flexibly in the desired direction. Various materials can be used for this, including stainless steel material. Furthermore, the device has a lot of small links that make it possible to bend. These are designed in such a way that the outside feels smooth, this will improve the wearing comfort, according to the patent description.

To develop a roll-up telephone as Samsung has patented, many hardware components will have to be flexible. Consider the battery, the circuit board, and the antenna. Much of this technology is now available.

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Yet the question remains how such a flexible device will be experienced in practice. Although it looks super futuristic of course, wearing comfort can sometimes become the bottleneck. If it does not feel comfortable around the wrist, the device will also be used considerably less, after which it will soon end up in the back of the cabinet. It is not only the shape that must be taken into account, but the weight is also important.

Lenovo already showed in 2016 a concept of a flexible phone that you can bend around your wrist. We have heard little more about this smartphone afterward. However, there is another company that announced the same year a stylish bendable phone that you can wear on your wrist, the Chinese start-up Moxi Group. There was, however, one but this model, although the promotional photos would have you believe otherwise, the display was only black and white. A color variant would be planned for 2018, but we have not heard of this until now.

Nevertheless, there is a good chance that several manufacturers will develop a flexible device. When we can expect the first copies is still unclear. We will probably first see other variations of the foldable phone, including a clamshell design.

Download the Samsung patent for the bendable phone here.

 

Former National Defence Academy Cadet, Mukul Sharma is an Android Lover. He makes Android reviews on Android Updated. You can find him at Android Updated or at Stuff Listings.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S: Full specifications, features, price, release date, wallpapers, and more

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Here are the full specifications and features of the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S.

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Status Launched
Dimensions 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm (6.27 x 2.96 x 0.32 in)
Weight 186 g (6.56 oz)
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display 6.3-inch IPS LCD display
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 409ppi pixel density
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
Colors Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red
OS Android 9 Pie with MIUI 9 on top
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (14nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
GPU Adreno 512
RAM 3GB/4GB
Internal storage 32GB/64GB
Expandable storage Yes, up to 256GB
Primary camera Dual camera (48MP, f/1.8, 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF + 5MP, f/2.2, depth sensor)
Front camera 13MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm
3.5mm headphone jack Yes
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC No
Battery 4000mAh Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 4)
Charging USB Type-C
Fingerprint scanner Rear-mounted
Other features -
Price $160

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Alleged live shots of the upcoming Oppo K3 appear ahead of launch

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The live shots of the upcoming Oppo K3 have recently popped up on the internet ahead of the May 23 launch.

The source of the images is unconfirmed, so we might as well take this leak with a pinch of salt. That said, the image shows off the Nebula Purple color variant of the device.


Furthermore, if we dig down a bit deeper, we can see the pop-up camera perfectly aligned at the middle, so there is little doubt as to whether the images are fake or not. The third image also reveals that there will be an always-on display mode coming up with the device.

Right ahead of the launch, the color variants of the device have got leaked. As per the report, the Oppo K3 will come in three color variants, namely

  • Nebula Purple
  • Secret Black
  • Morning White

The price of the device is kept secret (not completely as the company has given us a figure of 1X99 Yuan and asked us to guess as to what might replace the X).

Our wild guess is that the Oppo K3 will cost Yuan 1899.

Full specifications of the device –

  • 6.5-inch panoramic display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset
  • UFS 2.1 flash storage
  • LPDDR4x dual-channel memory
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 256GB of internal storage
  • Ultra-clear night view 2.0
  • 3765mAh battery
  • Game Boost 2.0
  • Under-display fingerprint scanner

Alongside the Oppo K3, the company is planning on launching a new bunch of VOOC chargers including a SuperVOOC car charger on May 23.

The new flash charger family products include 3 new mobile power supplies and 1 SuperVOOC car charger

To know more about the Oppo K3, you can head to our existing coverage of the same.

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Xiaomi to launch its dual-folding smartphone pretty soon, video leaked

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We witnessed an amazing revolution in the realm of Android when the Samsung Galaxy Fold got launched. It is rather unfortunate to see the device getting pulled back due to the plethora of issues surrounding the broken screen issues that took the world of internet by storm.

As it turns out, no matter what the future holds for the Galaxy Fold, Xiaomi is all geared up to launch a foldable smartphone of its own pretty soon.

As a matter of fact, the company posted a video of the same on the Chinese microblogging website Weibo today which shows the device in all its glory.

In the video, we see the device folding at two different places which increases the danger of the ever-dreaded crease two times.

Nevertheless, the device looks absolutely amazing, so be sure to check out the video.


As of now, only a little is known about the device, but we are sure to receive further intel on the same in the coming days.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming foldable smartphone by Xiaomi? Do let us know in the comments section down below. Also, do not forget to subscribe to Android Updated. To do so, just tap the bell icon at the bottom of your device screen.

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