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New patent shows LG’s rollable phone with dual screen tech

But what’s more interesting here is that the patent not just reveals that LG is planning on a rollable handset, but also shows it to have dual screens, something we haven't seen before.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Feb 09 2021, 18:03 IST
LG phone.
LG phone. (Unsplash)
LG phone.
LG phone. (Unsplash)

LG seems to be on a roll when it comes to innovating new form factors in smartphones. The South Korean tech firm has just been granted a new patent on a rollable smartphone design. This was applied by the company back in early 2020. The CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration) patent is related to the long rumoured LG rollable smartphone, which was introduced as a concept a couple of years ago and as a full-fledged handset earlier this year during CES.

According to the patent (via Lets Go Digital) the rollable handset can expand to become a tablet instead of folding out into one. It has been mentioned that the rollable device won't have a crease problem like what you see in devices like Galaxy Z Fold, Galaxy Z Flip or the Motorola Moto Razr. It has also been mentioned that LG rollable solution will expand automatically via a motorised mechanism.

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LG Rollable Phone illustration in the patent.
LG Rollable Phone illustration in the patent. (Via Lets Go Digital)
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LG Rollable Phone illustration in the patent. (Via Lets Go Digital)

But what's more interesting here is that the patent not just reveals that LG is planning on a rollable handset, but also shows it to have dual screens, something we haven't seen before.

Besides the main flexible display that can roll in and out, there is also a smaller display at the back of the handset for quick use. This can be termed similar to the secondary display that is there in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold.

As per the illustrations shown in the patent, the flexible or rollable display seems to have small bezels on top and bottom while the secondary smaller screen goes around the camera module at the back.

In addition, there are no visible buttons seen in patent images, suggesting that the entire device might rely on touch gestures for volume and power. As for the camera module, we see that it includes three vertically aligned cameras, of which one of them is said to be a wide angle sensor. That said, this is still a patent and we are not sure if LG will ever launch the smartphone or not.

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First Published Date: 09 Feb, 18:03 IST
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