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Rolling instead of folding: This is what LG's crazy smartphone future looks like


Image source: GIGA – LG V40 ThinQ


Wrinkles are a thing of the past, now smartphones are rolled out and the display is simply stretched. LG has big plans in this area – and the first smartphone of its kind could be released in a few months. The size of the display can be doubled here. The first render images already show the concept.

LG's stretchable cell phone: pictures show a new concept

While flexible displays in smartphones have so far been limited to a folding mechanism, LG would like to take the next step. A patent for the roll-out smartphone has already been submitted and the first official teaser has already been issued. Now more details and pictures have come to light that show that the manufacturer is really serious about the concept.

The previously unnamed cell phone, which LG is supposed to run under the name “Project B”, apparently has a spring mechanism that users can use to enlarge the smartphone's display at will. The original size should be able to be doubled – or it is only pulled on one side of the mobile phone, which extends the visible OLED screen by 50 percent. In the normal state, however, the edges of the display curve invisibly around the inside of the case and remain protected there.

This is how LetsGoDigital imagines the special LG mobile phone:

Render image of the possible appearance of LG's "Project B". Image: LetsGoDigital .

The extended screen could, among other things, be used for a keyboard, allow more multitasking, or basically transform the cell phone into a tablet. Adjustments under Android are prerequisites for this, but the LG Wing has already shown that the manufacturer can take this hurdle. Even with the built-in cameras, one would like to rely on the LG Wing, which would mean a triple camera with up to 64 MP.

More about the LG Wing can be found here in the video:

Rollable LG cell phone: Presentation in March 2021?

LG could present its special smartphone to the public in small numbers in March 2021. As MSPoweruser claims to have found out, production of the first batch has already started at the LG plant in Pyeongtaek.

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