The LG Rollable smartphone in development was already on the final straight before hitting the market. 1.5 years after the project was put to death, the device was captured on video.
LG Rollable was announced in January 2021. Already in April, however, the company announced that it was completely ending the production of smartphones. Effect? The innovative project ended up in the trash before it could land on store shelves.
Already produced copies have been preserved at the LG headquarters and made available to selected employees. One of them went to one of the Korean YouTubers.
LG Rollable: a retractable smartphone for video
The smartphone was armed with a screen wound on the front, side and back of the device. After collapsing, the working part has a smartphone diagonal of 6.8 inches. When unrolled, the LG Rollable changes from a 7.4-inch tablet with a 1.5: 1 aspect ratio.
To resize the screen, simply drag three fingers across it or use the virtual button in the sidebar.
The displayed content smoothly fits the width of the screen. Selected apps go into two-column mode.
A YouTuber test showed that the LG Rollable engine is able to move a 2-kilogram book when unfolded. When it detects more resistance, resizing will be paused to prevent damage to your phone or pocket.
The screen is not disfigured by any indentation or hole. The microscopic selfie camera is located in the corner of the upper frame.
Youtuber points out that the front camera is of poor quality, but you can use the dual main camera and the rear part of the folded screen to take a selfie.
The design used in LG Rollable makes it difficult to locate the SIM card slot. The manufacturer decided to put it in the gap visible after unfolding the screen.
Yes, the retractable phone can be put in a case.
- expandable screen 6.8-7.4 inches;
- Snapdragon 888;
- 12/256 GB of memory;
- 64 Mpix main camera with 8K recording;
- 12 Mpix camera with ultra wide angle lens;
- 4500 mAh battery;
- weight 285 g.
You can watch the entire video below. I recommend paying attention to the very ingenious packaging that confirms that LG Rollable was practically ready.
LG Rollable – according to the original plans – was to hit stores in 2021. According recent leaksthe first telephone of this type by one of the Chinese manufacturers will not be commercialized until 2023.
Miron Nurski, editor-in-chief of Komórkomania