LG Rollable phone not put on hold, company confirms
LG showed off its first rollable smartphone at CES 2021 in January. The company also confirmed plans of launching it later this year. However, a report by Yonhap News suggested that the LG Rollable may be put on hold. LG has now clarified that no such final decision has been made yet.
“I can firmly deny that any such decision on future mobile products has been finalized,” The Verge quoted an LG spokesperson as saying. According to the Yonhap News report, LG informed its suppliers of putting the development of its rollable phone on hold. The report added that suppliers which include Chinese display maker BOE, may request for compensation. The report also came amid news of LG's mobile business possibly shutting down.
LG hasn't actually confirmed its rollable phone will launch this year but it looks like the company is sticking to its original plan. The company showed off its smartphone with a rollable display at its CES 2021 virtual event. The smartphone's display unfurls when the phone is held in landscape mode turning into a tablet. It otherwise looks like an all-screen smartphone but we haven't gotten a look at its rear design, especially when the display rolls out.
The company also didn't go into detail about its rollable phone other than saying that it has a “unique resizable screen”. LG Rollable is part of the company's Explorer Project. It has so far launched the LG Wing which has a secondary rotating display. LG Rollable if launched will be the first commercially available rollable smartphone. The company is already known for its TVs with rollable displays.