The iFlex: flexible phone concept looks like another great idea expected in the future with flexible displays, which allow users to bend the device and use it in many angles. The flexible touchscreen has a magnetic lock for the closed position that’s surrounded by a nylon frame, similar to that found in laptops and tablets, giving us many ideas on how this can be used.
This could see the arrival of flexi apps exclusive to this device, and many usage ideas have come from this, with examples highlighting a digital makeup tool, and a bent-over placeholder for conference speakers with certain information displayed on both sides. Christian de Poorter and his design studios are working to evolve this new technology already gathering success from designing technologically advanced products, although the iFlex is a concept, which may not even come to fruition.
By looking at images of the iFlex there are many great uses and one shows the concept phone partially bent, which would allow the phone to stand up aidless for a landscape view that is easy to watch, provided your at the same height, whereas the portrait view is visually better from various angles. Bending it backwards as an alarm clock is also ideal, and turning off the alarm is easy to do with a touch of your hand on the top.
Having a flexible device in your pocket could make your phone more comfortable in transit, although we are unsure whether the back pocket would be ideal. The de Poorter Design Studio aims to use technology to enhance usability and more details on this can be seen on their site through this link. However, do you think the flexible display concept is the next decent step in mobile phone technology?