It looks like Holoflex is all set to challenge the mobile phone industry with its 3D smartphone… and yes, it bends too!

Just recently, we had written a post about Samsung’s future release about foldable smartphones. It seems like phone companies from all over the world are rising to the challenge of creating the next big thing in the smartphone sector. And it’s about time too, if you ask us.

The Human Media Lab at Queen’s university has developed the Holoflex, which just might be the world’s first 3D smartphone that bends as well. It definitely doesn’t require glasses for people to get the 3D view and it will let people see different images according to their perspective.

3d smartphone holoflex

“HoloFlex offers a completely new way of interacting with your smartphone. It allows for glasses-free interactions with 3D video and images in a way that does not encumber the user.” – Dr Roel Vertegaal, project lead.

Digging deeper into this 3D smartphone

The phone has a high-definition FOLED (Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode system) with a 1920X1080 resolution that will render 3D images into 12-pixel wide circular blocks that gives the 3D effect to the user.

Apart from the 3D display which provides the X-axis and the Y-axis function in the display spectrum, the Z-axis function is powered by the smartphone’s ability to bend. Apart from that, it has a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, Android 5.1, 2GB RAM, and an Adreno 430 GPU that supports OpenGL 3.1.


This 3D smartphone will most likely be used as a gaming phone than anything else because a phone that lets you play games in 3D without glasses is like a dream-come-true for many of us! Apart from gaming, the phone can also help in creating 3D models for 3D printing or for business calls. For business, the phone allows users to perform holographic calls, wherein the user ‘pops out’ when we bend the phone and you can continue a holographic 3D call, much like how they show in sci-fi movies. That’s pretty top-notch isn’t it?

Check out the Holoflex 3D smartphone in action:

*Images Courtesy: GN Tech.

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