LG is coming out as a smartphone behemoth and teasing its futuristic rollable phone. While the company had previously dropped hints about the device, this is the first time we see the LG Rollable in its full glory. The LG Rollable has what the company calls a unique resizable screen, which shrinks or expands on a button’s click.
“Our management wanted to show that it is a real product, as there were many rumors around the rollable phone,” an LG spokesperson in a statement told Nikkei. “As it is released at CES 2021, I can tell that it will be launched this year.” The report also mentions that LG is working with BOE Technology Group for the rollable display, but there is no clarity on the tech company for the LG Rollable.
The new LG Rollable is a part of the company’s Explorer Project under which we also have the LG Wing with two displays that are superimposed on each other and work in bizarre ways. The LG Rollable is similar to the Oppo X 2021 that the company showed off last year at its INNO Day conferences. But there is a slightly different implementation between the two devices. Instead of expanding horizontally, the LG Rollable display expands vertically. And LG says there is more to explore with the LG Rollable device, but it did not say what. However, we have the use cases from Oppo’s presentation of its rollable display phone.
At the CES 2021, LG also showed off invisible and bendable TVs that define what will be next in the display industry. The hidden televisions from LG use transparent OLED panels with 40 percent transparency. These TVs will not just be confined for home entertainment but also be used at restaurants, metro trains, and airport kiosks, among others. The bendable TV, on the other hand, is adaptable. It usually has a flatscreen, but the screen becomes curved from the edges at the click of a button.