Motorola shows off a rollable smartphone with a screen that can extend vertically
Over the past few years, we have seen a surge in the development of new technologies that seek to change the way we interact with our smartphones. One such technology is the rollable smartphone, which has been gaining traction in recent years.
Motorola was one of the first companies to show off a prototype of a rollable smartphone back in 2019. The company has now gone one step further and shown off a working prototype of a rollable smartphone with a screen that can extend vertically.
The Motorola Rizr is a rollable smartphone that measures 6.8-inches when fully extended. The phone can be rolled up to a thickness of just under 2 inches, making it very pocketable.
When extended, the Rizr’s display offers a resolution of 2160×876. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and has 6GB of RAM. It also features a 48-megapixel rear camera, a 12-megapixel front camera, and a 4,000mAh battery.
One of the most intriguing things about the Rizr is its rollable screen. The screen is made up of two halves that are joined together by a thin strip of film. This allows the screen to be rolled up and stored away when not in use.
We got our hands on the Rizr at Motorola’s event and were able to try it out for ourselves. The phone feels very well built and the rollable screen is surprisingly sturdy.
Extending the screen is very easy and can be done with one hand. The phone automatically switches to a vertical orientation when extended, which is perfect for watching videos or surfing the web.
The Rizr is a very impressive feat of engineering and it’s clear that Motorola has put a lot of thought into the design of the phone. However, there are a few drawbacks.
Firstly, the phone is only available in China and is unlikely to be released in other markets anytime soon. Secondly, the phone is expensive, with a price tag of over $2,000.
But despite these drawbacks, the Rizr is a very impressive smartphone and it’s clear that rollable smartphones are the future of the mobile industry.