You may have noticed that smartphones are getting increasingly larger displays. We used to think that a 4-inch screen was pretty big, then along came 4.3-inch screens, then the 4.65-inch Galaxy Nexus, and most recently, the 4.8-inch Galaxy S III. But we don’t always want the giant phablet experience that something like the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note may provide. We only want that bigger display sometimes.
We’ve seen e-ink displays before. We’ve seen flexible displays too, but this is the first time that we’ve really seen the two put together in the context of a smartphone concept. Scientists at Queen’s University in Ontario have come up with just that, and they call it the Paperphone.