In Brief
A video of a fully bendable smartphone with a graphene touch display debuts at a Chinese trade show.

Wearable Phone

A Chinese company just showed off a fully bendable smartphone with a graphene screen during a trade show at Nanping International Conventional Center in Chongqing. Videos of the incredibly flexible phone are making the rounds, and no wonder, as it looks rather impressive.

It isn’t yet known which company developed the bendable smartphone, and very few details have emerged about it. What we do know is that it weighs 200g, the smartphone can be worn around the wrist, and the screen is fully touch enabled.

See it in action in the video below:

Graphene

Bendable graphene screens have been popping up at laboratories around the world for a couple of years now. In fact, Samsung is working on a similar technology, which comes as no surprise, as graphene is the tech world’s new wonder material.

Basically, it’s a layer of pure carbon that’s only as thick as a single atom. Its structure makes it one of the thinnest, lightest, strongest, and most transparent materials around. Graphene also conducts heat and electricity, so it has endless tech applications.

Currently, graphene is still too expensive to produce for it to be commercially viable, but scientists are also working to make producing it cheaper. It’s also a long ways away from the image quality standards set by LCD and OLED screens. But it is an exciting material to look out for when it comes to making our gadgets thinner, lighter, and tougher.