Motorola’s “adaptive display concept” can wrap around the user’s wrist. The phone can generate a background to match what the user is wearing

Arjun Harpal | CNBC

BARCELONA, Spain — Motorola thinks we may be wearing our phones on our wrists in the future.

The company, which is owned by a Chinese technology giant Lenovoshowed off a bendable smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ​​Spain, after teasing it in a video last year.

This is just a concept product, so it may never be released. But Motorola is looking to showcase advances in display technology to stand out in the crowded smartphone market.

During a demonstration, a Motorola representative showed how the phone can bend in different ways to wrap around the wrist or stand on a table.

When the phone is wrapped around the wrist, the way information is displayed changes. For example, apps are displayed at the top of the screen.

The representative said the phone is “contextually aware” so it adapts depending on how it’s been bent.

The mechanism that allows the phone to bend was described by the Motorola representative as similar to the way the human spine works.

Motorola’s “adaptive display concept” was on display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The smartphone can be bent in different ways

Arjun Harpal | CNBC