Kyocera takes a stab at the future with quirky concept devices

From transparent smartphones to foldable tablets, Kyocera showcased some of its future tech at MWC.

Kyocera MWC 2014 concept devices
Kyocera's concept tablet that would fold in half for extra portability. Lynn La/CNET

BARCELONA, Spain -- In the future, the world will be full of wearables and smartphones that can bend whatever way you want -- at least, that's what Kyocera imagines it will be.

At MWC this year, the Japanese phone company showed off some of its quirky concept devices, along with its family of waterproof Hydro smartphones.

Though none of these devices are officially brewing inside Kyocera's R&D arm, they are still enticing to think about it.

In fact, some of these products don't appear to be that far into the future -- like the arced-display smartphone, which we can see now with the LG G Flex and the Samsung Galaxy Round.

Check out Kyocera's vision of the future via the slideshow below and be sure to check out more of CNET's MWC 2014 coverage.

About the author

Lynn La is CNET's associate editor for cell phone and smartphone news and reviews. Prior to coming to CNET, she wrote for the Sacramento Bee and was a staff editor at Macworld. In addition to covering technology, she has reported on health, science, and politics.

 

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