Published: Wed, January 13, 2021
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LG Rollable Phone Shown off at CES 2021

LG Rollable Phone Shown off at CES 2021

In the video at the source link, you can see how the LG Rollable seamlessly shrinks from a tablet into a smartphone. The release of the Rollable will mark another leap in the evolution of smartphone designs beyond foldable phones.

LG's "Life is On" CES 2021 virtual press conference subtly teased the LG Rollable, making it the next device to be seen (after the LG Gram), which extended the display in the 2-minute mark before transitioning to its senior vice president.

One thing we know for sure is that the LG Rollable is visually more compelling than the Samsung Galaxy Fold.

Details about the device remain thin on the ground now, but it seems that it has been trademarked the LG Rollable.

"Our management wanted to show that it is a real product, as there were many rumors around the rollable phone", LG spokesperson Ken Hong was quoted as saying by Nikkei Asia. Essentially, the Rollable can transition between a smartphone and a small tablet, by using a display that can be seamlessly significantly expanded.

From what could be understood, the LG Rollable has a display that is connected at the bottom of the device, but then it comes out through the top half and goes back into the phone.

The LG Rollable has a smooth scrolling screen that rolls out to expand the phone.

It appears LG will not be rolling alone, either. In addition to LG, OPPO will also be launching its take on the concept called OPPO X 2021 later this year.

Moreover, TCL has also joined the bandwagon and shown off a rollable phone and has confirmed that it will launch a phone with a flexible display this year. However, these devices look to be a ways off from actual production. For what it's worth, the LG Wing was once a part of this project too - fingers crossed. LG has since confirmed its launch this year.

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