"There won't be a month in 2019 where we don't hear about flexible displays. Mobile world congress next month is going to be full of flexible phones as we look to explore how the traditional form factor
of the smartphone is going to evolve to have a larger display."
3. Close of Royole foldable smartphone
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Bill Liu, founder of Royole:
"As you can see, this is based on the flexible display. And it looks like a traditional smartphone. But the difference is that you can unfold it to a pad. So the magic happens when you fold a display or unfold a display. You see this, you can actually fold the device and make the pad to two smartphones because we have actually dual sim cards inside. So you can turn it around. This is actually the other smartphone."
5. Close of smart display
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Las Vegas – 9 January 2019
6. Various close of people trying Orii ring
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Praisella Yosep, Orii:
"So, this is Orii. This is a smart ring that turns your had into a phone. So what that means is that you can make phone calls. You can send a receive messages, you can access your voice assistant directly.
Just with your finger, without having to have your screen or your phone all the time."
8. Close of Orii ring
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Praisella Yosep, Orii:
"So, we use this technology called bone conduction which means that the vibration travels through your finger, directly in to your ear. So, that means that you are the only person that can hear the audio coming in to your ear, like that."
Smartphones haven't been forgotten amid all the new tech at the CES gadget show this week in Las Vegas.
New products on display include a tablet that folds into a phone and a device that turns your finger into a phone.
The Royole FlexPai smartphone was first shown in November but the California-based company has now released more details on the device.
The dual-sim device has a 7-8-inch HD display that can be folded tocreate to smartphones, one for each sim card.
Royole will probably not be the only company with a foldable smartphone for long.
Samsung has already teased an upcoming device and Chinese manufacturer Huawei is also rumored to be close to releasing its own first version of a foldable device.
"There won't be a month in 2019 where we don't hear about flexible displays," says Nicole Scott, editor of Mobilgeeks technology news website.
The Orii ring connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth and it has a microphone so you can make calls and access the Google assistant.
So far, not much different from an ordinary Bluetooth headset.
But the Orii also has a bone conducting technology. It means that the ring makes the bones in the finger vibrate and when you put the finger in your ear you hear the audio that is streamed from the phone.
With the ring on you can use your finger turns in to a phone.
"The vibration travels through your finger, directly in to your ear. So, that means that you are the only person that can hear the audio coming in to your ear," says Praisella Yosep, Orii head of marketing.
CES 2019, the world's largest tech conference, runs Tuesday 8th to Friday 11th January. Media previews began Sunday 6th.
Over 180,00 visitors are expected to attend the huge annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas. The top trends this year are the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and high-tech mobility.