LG’s rollable phone to arrive in March 2021
LG is also planning to launch a phone codenamed Rainbow in the first quarter of 2021. This phone is likely to feature specifications that are at par with the company’s V series specs and use a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset in core.
LG, earlier this month, launched the LG Wing smartphone in India. For those of you who don't know, the LG Wing comes with a display that rotates to form a T-shape. Now, word is that the company is planning to launch two new eclectic smartphones in the first half of 2021.
As per a report by The Elec, LG is planning to launch a rollable smartphone next year. The phone codenamed B Project will be launched in the March of 2021. It is a part of the company's Explorer Project. LG Wing, which costs ₹69,990 in India, is also a part of the same project.
Meanwhile, LG will produce strategically important models on its own next year. Its next flagship phone, codenamed Rainbow, and its rollable smartphones, codenamed B Project, will be produced by LG itself. The report also states that the B Project “will allow one of the sides of the front screen to be pulled to have the screen roll out to become a larger screen.”
But that's not the only eclectic phone that the company is planning to launch next year. The report states that LG is also planning to launch a phone codenamed Rainbow in the first quarter of 2021. This phone is likely to feature specifications that are at par with the company's V series specs and use a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset in core.
In addition to that, the report also stated that LG is planning on expanding the use of original design manufacturers or ODMs for developing its smartphones in future. The company first started using ODMs in 2018 with around 10% handsets being made by external designers. This increased to around 30% in 2019. Now, the report says that LG Electronics is planning to increase this number to around 60% this year and to 70% the following year.
The report also states that the Rainbow, which the company will be launching next year, will also be outsourced to ODMs. Lastly, the report states that the LG Q92 and the LG Stylo that will be launched next year will also be made by ODMs.
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