Lenovo back in 2016 had showcased a foldable smartphone at the Tech World event in June. Though it created buzz at the event, lack of further announcements around it, made us believe that Lenovo had pulled the plug on the project. Now however, a leaked video suggests that Lenovo is still working on a bendable smartphone and could very well launch the device next month.
The 10 second hands-on video was spotted on Weibo, but it has also been uploaded on YouTube by Jed John. It simply showcases the bendable chassis and the screen of the smartphone, which can be seen pushed back to a good 90-degree angle. The device looks exactly similar to the smartphone that was showcased in 2016. It has a slim and tall profile, which from the looks of it could also be wrapped around somebody’s wrist and be used as smartwatch.
The device is running a customized Android operating system, which changes its interface once folded. It can be seen that the app drawer gets pushed at top, while some fitness settings like step counts, calories burnt, and distance covered take their place front and center. This further hints at the device doubling as a smart wearable.
The Weibo post also suggests that Lenovo could in fact be launching the smartphone in October. While that seems a little uncertain, it is good to know that Lenovo is still working on its own foldable smartphone. The company might have restarted the project, considering the fact that many other smartphone makers are also working on their bendable smartphones. The list includes Samsung, Huawei and even Lenovo-owned Motorola. Rumors have also suggested Samsung to be launching its foldable smartphone early next year.