LG was one of the first companies to appear at a CES 2021 event. This year it happened in video format because of the pandemic, which is good news as everything is more or less on track. In the case of the Korean company, the various bets for the home automation sector have been shown, but the best has come to the end with a nod to the LG Rollable, its first rollable smartphone.
Soon there will be a rollable LG
The fact is that several mobile manufacturers have focused on making larger devices that get the most out of the structure. This sounds crazy, but we’ve already seen phones that can do this thanks to the use of folding screens. Samsung is the big exponent in the market, but that doesn’t mean there are other ways to take advantage of flexible displays. We’ve seen one thanks to the advancement of the LG Rollable.
Not much is known about the details of the device yet, but with what we saw at the end of the presentation, we can get a sense of its structure and operation. The terminal does not fold the screen as we have seen so far, but extends along one of its longest sides. In the video, starting at minute 28:20, this theory can be verified, but most striking is how the video is played.
Apparently when the screen expands, it goes to square format and zooms in. When folded, the image changes accordingly and switches to landscape format while closing. It is not clear if there is a way to maintain the 16: 9 aspect ratio when playing the picture with the screen flat, but those issues will be resolved later.
No departure date
One of the things you’d expect at the event was a date for the LG Rollable, which appears to be the final name of the device. The Korean company is content to leave honey on our lips with a slogan and the name of the following device. We will have to wait to know more details, something that will come sooner rather than later. It should be noted that this smartphone arrives at one of the most innovative moments of the companies. Recall that not so long ago, the LG Wing launched a device that stood out for a screen that rotated on its own and discovered a square screen.