Kyocera Proteus is an awesome shape-shifting smartphone concept

Kyocera is no stranger to the brave use of new technologies in its retail devices, like bone-conduction technology, Sapphire Shield displays, and so on. This time it is aiming to master the flexible phone concept, showcasing one at the CEATEC expo in Japan.

The contraption is named after Proteus, the shape-shifting god, and the idea goes further than just bending a side like on the Note Edge, or folding it in two. The Kyocera Proteus gear would be able to wrap around your wrist, like a largish smartwatch, or, more precisely, a smart bracelet of sorts, while you'd also be able to drape and clip it around other objects, like your bike's handlebars, too.

Proteus will have biometric sensors on the back, much like the Apple Watch, or the LG G Watch R, with a heartbeat monitor that will kick in when you wrap the flexible phone around your wrist. The company doesn't stop here, though - it envisions that Proteus would use a frameless OLED panel, and segmented batteries, as well as integrated keypad with shape memory, that will go back to flat when the keyboard is not in use. What do you think about Kyocera's new take on a shape-shifting smartphone?

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7 Comments

1. nightfury

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

"What do you think about Kyocera's new take on a shape-shifting smartphone?" I say, bring it on ...nice for cheating in exams :)

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

They can catch you if blinking screen is seen. Instead studying is best option. :) But other materials would make this phone hard for shape shifting.

4. FAKEPERSONA unregistered

Or use Google Glass when it will be available...

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

When bent it reminds me of that awesome Nokia Kinetic concept from a few years ago. Man I wish that thing became a reality.

7. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

when bent it looks like a flacid knob

5. jmonteiro829

Posts: 264; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Nokia 888! Google it.

6. Ziggy

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

The second picture reminded me of the pen*s enlargement ads we see everywhere on a p0rn site.

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