A popular class the phones, of folding in two, can be reborn again, says designer Christian de Poorter. His new concept iFlex uses the advancements in flexible electronics and combines the advantages of a touch phone with a form factor "clamshell".
The smartphone has a magnetic lock that will not allow his to open up when folded. Flexible screen integrated in the housing of a flexible nylon material, which is also can be folded. This a concept, believes a author the development, will contribute to the emergence of a new class of applications that can not be realized with traditional rigid the displays. For example, a smartphone can turn into the compact makeup for women. Or, be more the convenient alarm clock, or to help the participants of the Conference, working as a table with the name.
A development can become a reality in a few years, because Samsung is going to introduce commercial gadgets based on flexible screens later this year.
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