New wearable smartphone can be strapped to your arm

  • PTI, Washington
  • Updated: Sep 29, 2014 18:09 IST

A new wearable smartphone that features a flexible 6-inch display and can be wrapped around the lower arm has been invented.

The Android based smartphone, called the Portal, is a phone, smartwatch and fitness tracker in one.

The water resistant and shatterproof device features 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space.

"The Portal is a smartphone designed for tech enthusiasts, active individuals and on-the-go professionals who are frustrated with bulky, cluttered, non-durable phones that constantly get in the way of their dynamic lifestyles," according to the product description on Indiegogo.

The smartphone developers are currently looking for USD 300,000 in funding on the website, 'Digital Trends' reported.

If the project attracts enough funding, the plan is to start mass production next July.

The prototype hardware is button-free, water-resistant and comes with four cameras and a proprietary flexible 3200mAh battery. Wireless charging is another specification mentioned in the product listing.

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