At Lenovo Tech World ’23, Motorola presented interesting display innovations and AI concepts.
In particular, an idea of flexible screens has caused a surprising stir. According to the press release, the company wants to “exceed the limits of what is possible” and is primarily investing in flexible display technology and devices. Lenovo subsidiary failed to win over consumers with the foldable Motorola Razr.
A particular highlight is the adaptive display concept. It is a polarized display with FHD+ resolution that can be bent as needed. This idea builds on the foldable and rollable displays of smartphones and PCs we’ve seen in recent years.
The adaptive display can be worn on the wrist or used as a traditional Android smartphone. When flat, it offers a 6.9-inch display. Standing upright it is 4.6 inches.
Apart from the new hardware, Motorola also showed AI concepts to further personalize the devices. With a generative AI model, users should be able to transfer their personal style to the smartphone, for example through individual background images – we already know this from Google’s recent generative efforts.
MotoAI is a native AI assistant that “never stops learning”.
Another new concept is the personal assistant MotoAI, which has become increasingly smart thanks to deep learning and even “never stops learning”. It should work on both smartphones and PCs and helps, among other things, to answer questions, write messages and plan tasks, which, at least for me, doesn’t really blow me away.
However, this is actually exciting: AI does not depend on the cloud, but can be implemented locally on the device. This is intended to take the wind out of the sails of data protection skeptics, but it will also mean that it runs without an internet connection and can therefore be made accessible to a wider audience.
Other AI innovations include document scanning, text summarization and privacy protection. Overall, Motorola wants to increase user productivity and comfort.
Whether and when the concepts will be implemented into series products remains to be seen. Regardless, AI should make the smartphone of the future more intelligent and personal. Do you use the flexible smartphone as it was intended and do you trust the MotoAI assistant?