Samsung is not the only company interested in creating electronics with displays that can be folded. You might recall that last year Lenovo unveiled a concept smartphone that can be bent and worn on the wrist, and it seems that this year they are back with something more functional with the Lenovo Folio, an Android-powered tablet that can be folded into a smartphone.
This was recently unveiled at the Lenovo Tech World event where the company showed off the working prototype. Basically this is an Android tablet with a hinge down the middle that allows it to transform from a 7.8-inch tablet into a smartphone with a 5.5-inch display with dual screens (front and back).
This is more than just a tablet with a folding screen because in the video above uploaded by YouTuber Kim Poh Liaw, it shows how the tablet is able to recognize when it has been folded, and the app icons on the screen can rearrange itself to optimize itself for the smaller display, like a smartphone.
The video also shows how the dual screens can be used, like when taking a photo, the screen facing the subject will show how the photo is being framed, which means that the person being photographed can give some feedback and direction for better angles, lighting, composition, and so on. That being said, it seems like the Folio is more of a proof of concept at the moment and we’re not sure if Lenovo ever plans on launching it, but we have to admit that it is pretty clever.
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