Since flexible OLED displays are about to enter mass production soon, we should expect flexible handsets (like the Nokia Morph) to be launched in the near future. However, until this happens, we’ll see lots of flexible device concepts – like the new Sony Nextep.
Designed by Hiromi Kiriki, the Sony Nextep is a wearable mobile computer that can be worn as a bracelet. It can also be turned into some sort of tablet with three distinct displays and two “pull-out extra keyboard panels.” It’s not clear if it should work as a phone, too.
Looking at the photos below, I think the creator of Sony Nextep might have been inspired by this Nokia patent.
The designer of the Nextep believes the device could be made by 2020. Sony has already developed an ultra-thin flexible OLED display, so we might actually see Nextep-wannabes sooner – maybe not just from Sony, but also from other companies that strive to bring innovative gadgets.
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