A bendable smartphone prototype may soon be the future of phone technology and California-based Royole is aiming to lead the charge with its wraparound device. Announced ahead of IFA 2018, Royole is hoping its new phone design will wow audiences at the tech conference, as it serves as an innovative push forward in smartphone design and technology. Royole isn't the only company exploring this technology, as both Samsung and Huawei are reportedly also working on "foldable" phones.
The bendable smartphone prototype offered by Royole does not have an official name yet, but some early specs of the phone indicate impressive features. The phone will most likely utilize Royole's existing touchscreens, which offer a sharp 200-to-300 pixel per inch density. Users will be able to operate the phone in a standard static fashion or wrap it around their wrists and use it in the same way as a smartwatch.