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LG's wild Rollable Phone is actually launching in 2021

LG is set to produce a rollable phone concept soon This could be our first look at LG’s rollable smartphone
Cecil Davis | 13 January, 2021, 21:32

First we saw them fold, now they're starting to roll.

LG's rollable smartphone is now in the concept stage, so nothing has been finalized.

"Our management wanted to show that this is a real product, as there are many rumors about the foldable phone", a LG representative told Nikkei.

The President of LG Electronics teased viewers at the CES that the LG Rollable might come in early this year. On Monday, the highlight of the day was definitely the experimental rollable devices presented by the likes of LG and TCL.

Owners can use the device as a normal-sized smartphone and then extend the screen upwards into a larger, more tablet-like display.

This new tech created by TCL China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) can be "widely applied on flexible TVs, curved and foldable displays as well as transparent commercial display screens".

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It appears LG will not be rolling alone, either.

LG are gearing up to release the world's first rollable smartphone. Like the Oppo X 2021 that was teased back in November of a year ago, the LG Rollable also has a screen that expands from one side from its smartphone shape to a tablet shape. However, these devices look to be a ways off from actual production.

LG was once considered a major player in the smartphone market but has taken a back seat to companies like Samsung and Huawei.

The clever display of the latest smartphone from the South Korean company indicated that it is a flagship device from LG, making it the star of its show once it is finally available or releases to the public.

In conversation with CNET, Stefan Streit, General Manager (Global Marketing) at TCL, said the company will launch a handset with a flexible display this year.