10 of the best smartphone concepts we wish were real

AUO phone

Designer: AUO

There's a huge number of bendable concept phones, but an unnamed one by AUO actually uses its bendable nature as a control method. For example, you could twist the edge of the screen to turn a page in a book or push the screen to zoom in on an image.

All that bending and twisting sounds like a recipe for disaster, which is why the concept sports an apparently unbreakable display. It's only 720p, but the concept, which exists as a working prototype (unlike most others on show here), can apparently be adapted to work with higher resolution screens.

James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.