LG to launch its first rollable smartphone in 2021

Rendering image of LG Electronics’ rollable smartphone - LETSGO DIGITAL

LG Rollable might be the name of the first smartphone with a rollable display by LG Electronics. The smartphone can be the part of LG’s Explorer Project which spotted the debut of LG Wing 5G as the first device. As per the fresh report by ET News, it has not only authenticated the details of this device but also claims that it will go official in the first half of 2021.

LG has launched a wide range of smartphones this year but it skipped to launch a flagship phone. As per the latest report, LG will be back in the flagship forum with a phone given codenamed as LG Rainbow. Moreover, it is also expected to launch LG Q83 as a mid-tier smartphone during the first half of 2021.

LG Rollable

As of now, Samsung, Huawei, and Motorola are the only brands which are selling smartphones with foldable displays but OPPO and LG might compete with these brands with the launch of phones with rollable displays. As per the report, the LG’s Rollable phone will have a couple of advantages as compared to foldable phones. It is said to be thinner and lighter than foldable smartphones.

The currently available foldable phones show some kind of screen creasing problem but the rollable display will not have such an issue on the LG Rollable as mentioned in the report. Also, the screen of LG rollable can be expanded from 6.8-inch to 7.4-inch in size. A high ranking official from a telecom operator said that its product usability is far better than the foldable phones. It does not develop wrinkles or any sort of deformity when the screen is stretched.

Last month, OPPO became the first brand to display the OPPO X 2021 concept device as the world’s first rollable display phone. Now, since LG has been working on the rollable screen technology for a long time hence it might become the first company to launch a smartphone with a rollable display. As mentioned earlier, the LG Rollable might go official in the first half of 2021.

LG Rainbow and LG Q83

The LG Rainbow flagship might be announced during March 2021. The company will confirm the release date once the field tests are successfully conducted by telecom companies by the end of 2020 or in early 2021. The LG Rainbow with the regular bar-type form factor will be a premium flagship phone which is powered by the Snapdragon 888.

The LG Rainbow will be the successor of the LG Velvet and its older V-series flagships. Its design will be based on LG’s Velvet design and is said to arrive with Wacom’s AES (Active Electrostatic) stylus.

The upcoming mid-range LG Q83 5G phone will be offering competitive specification with an attractive price to the users. It will be featuring a unique design for its rear cameras and expected to launch in the first half of 2021 in South Korea and global regions. Also, an executive reportedly said that the brand has managed to save manufacturing costs in 2020 and continue to sell premium phones mainly by next year.


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