LG Just Teased Its Rollable Smartphone At CES 2021

CES 2021 LG showcased its first-ever rollable smartphone at the event

The foldable phone is becoming a more prominent part of the smartphone conversation. Based on our calculations, the area of the screen increases by 55% when the LG Rollable expands from a smartphone to a tablet. Like the Oppo X 2021 that was teased back in November of past year, the LG Rollable also has a screen that expands from one side from its smartphone shape to a tablet shape. The concept is part of LG's "Explorer Project", which aims to deliver devices that are distinctive and feature "unexplored usability experiences".

The rollable screen phone doesn't get its own video, or even any formal acknowledgement, but if you persevere to the last few seconds of the press release vid, you'll see a handheld device that magically changes shape before your very eyes.

Details about the device remain thin on the ground now, but it seems that it has been trademarked the LG Rollable. LG has done a decent job on its one, but YouTube still seems like an easier place to find out what it's announcing.

LG is experimenting with wild new smartphone designs via its "Explorer Project".


The Nikkei report claims LG is working with China's BOE Technology Group to produce rollable screens for the upcoming phone. While we're intrigued by LG's latest concept, we have a lot of questions about how it works. How much will the LG's rollable smartphone cost?

This is similar to the Oppo X 2021 concept phone that the Chinese giant showed off at INNO Day a year ago.

These questions and many others will hopefully be answered later this year when/if the LG Rollable makes it to market. But based on what was shown off today, LG certainly looks like it's the closest to making rollable phones a reality.

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