The smartphone and tablet of the future will be made by…err…Lenovo – no really

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Lenovo has unveiled a stunning prototype of a tablet, dubbed Folio, that comes complete with a bendable screen that allows it to be folded to the size of the average smartphone.

The device will be known as the ‘Folio’, and although still at the concept stage, we know that it can be transformed from 5.5-inch smartphone into a 7.8-inch tablet.

When you take a photo with the Lenovo Folio while the device is folded the back screen will preview the photograph.

The Folio device was presented at Lenovo’s Tech World convention in Shanghai on July 20, 2017.

When the device is folded, the User Interface (UI) adjusts the configuration automatically according to a YouTube video released by Kim Poh Liaw.

Gizmodo has more information about the Folio and reports that it has a resolution of 1920 x 1440 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and runs using the Android 7.0 Nougat OS.

This certainly would become an all-in-one device combining the best features from both mobiles and tablets but the plans for when it will be released commercially are yet to be revealed.

Lenovo will face competition from both Samsung and LG who are both working on foldable screens at present.

LG have the ultrathin Signature OLED W television which is just 2.57mm thick, and the 65-inch model can be mounted on a wall.

And Samsung unveiled a stretchable 9.1-inch OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen at the Society for Information Display 2017 in May 2017. The screen by stretched by a further 12mm in both directions for use on smartphones.

Samsung are confident that the stretchy screen could be used on everything from wearables to in-car displays as it is thought to be extremely durable.

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