Motorola presented the Rollable, its smartphone concept with a rollable screen. At Tech World 2022, the Lenovo subsidiary presented a more attractive functional concept than the one LG had presented. Indeed, the Motorola Rollable rolls up vertically, a bit like the Galaxy Z Flip 4 among foldables.
The Motorola Rollable seems to be more accomplished than LG’s concept The screen rolls up vertically
Motorola Rollable: A concept apparently ready for mass production
Rollable screen smartphones could be the next big thing after foldable smartphones. While a foldable smartphone can turn into a tablet, it has the downside of getting thicker and thus bulkier in the near future. My colleague Antoine is currently testing the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, considered the “thin” of foldable smartphones. The concept of rollable smartphones already seems much more interesting from a format point of view. Once rolled up, the smartphone becomes very compact and remains relatively thin. Thus, the Motorola Rollable has a small 4-inch pOLED display as standard, which can however be enlarged to a diagonal of 6.5 inches at the press of a button.
Other manufacturers like Oppo and TLC have already presented similar concepts. There is of course also LG, which had already produced its LG Rollable in series. Unfortunately, the South Korean manufacturer threw in the towel before the start of marketing, which is why the LG Rollable products were shared with senior executives. There is however a small difference, but of size because the Motorola Rollable is the only one of these concepts whose screen rolls up vertically. Prototypes from LG, Oppo and TLC expanded horizontally.
The Motorola Rollable was designed in Chicago, Illinois, where 312 Labs is headquartered. It is practically the center of brand innovation, product management, research, design and technique. The center where the Motorola razr 2022 was born, which should soon arrive in our country.