At CES 2017 Royole, best known from its flexible displays and touch sensors showcased their latest device concept - Royole FlexPhone. The phone is designed to be worn in the wrist. When opened it becomes rigid and a full sized smartphone. The device incorporated Royole' full color flexible display and sensor technologies into stylish wristworn device.
The FlexPhone is about 6mm thick and weighs 100g. It has several sensors for fitness tracking and 3G connectivity. Device runs on Android OS.
The device is not the first of its kind as Lenovo and Moxi have already showcased actual working prototypes. Many companies have also issued patents for wristworn devices; Apple, Samsung and LG among others have filed patents describing their solutions.
Strategy Analytics has recently released a report forecasting and analyzing the flexible display handset industry using three main categories: Curved, Foldable, Rollable. Curved displays have almost become a must in the premium segments and "rollable" displays, where Royole FlexPhone concept falls into, are just around the corner.
As always Strategy Analytics continues to follow the industry developments with our fingers firmly on the pulse.