LG also showed its rollable phone at the CES 2021 online event yesterday. It has now confirmed that this product is a real product that will be launched in 2021. LG Rollable will include what the company describes as a “uniquely customizable screen”. Thanks to this screen, a normal phone turns into a tablet with a small screen. The screen pops in and out and offers a large viewing area.
“Our management wanted to show that this is a real product as there is a lot of rumors about the foldable phone,” a LG representative told Nikkei. “Since it was shown at CES 2021, I can say it will hit the market this year.”
In addition, Nikkei reported that LG is working on roller screen technology together with the Chinese BOE Technology Group. LG has not yet verified which screen technology Rollable uses or details about the different screen sizes.
LG Rollable is not the first Explorer project
LG first started working on Rollable as part of the company’s experiments with ‘Explorer Project’. As part of this project, the company previously developed the LG Wing smartphone with a rotating design and dual OLED displays. This product was also launched abroad last year. It is expected to arrive in Turkey in February.
Now that LG has named the new LG rollable phone and confirmed that it will be released this year, we’ll see a race between phone manufacturers to bring this rolling screen technology to life. TCL also showed its future telephone concepts last March. Oppo introduced a concept device with an expandable OLED display at the end of last year.