While most of us are waiting for updates on Nokia’s Windows Phone collection at Nokia World event in London, the Finnish tech company is slipping a unique device that could throw you for a loop.
Though still on its prototype stage, the Nokia Kinetic Flexible phone has piqued our interest as well as other tech pundits. The device might look like just an ordinary smartphone with pretty big OLED screen display but what makes this handset unique is that it’s flexible enough to be bent in several ways.
In fact, one has to bend it in order to navigate through its interface. Scroll photos and music by bending the device in opposite directions or bend it inward or outward if you want to control its zoom function or media playback. Nokia mentioned that in the future, the UI can be used to answer or end a call by squeezing or relaxing one’s grip on the handset.
The prototype is made by Nokia Kinetic Labs and reminds us of the Synaptics Fuse concept last year. However, the Nokia Kinetic concept differs itself from the Fuse by providing a bendable display instead of just using sensors. No word if the UI will be integrated to an actual consumer handset anytime soon, but Nokia pointed that its flexible UI could be placed on top of any current OS. Check out the demo video below.