Prior to LG’s exit from the smartphone industry, the tech giant has been working on a one-of-a-kind rollable smartphone, which was initially teased at the launch event for the LG Wing in September 2020 and then demonstrated as a working prototype at CES 2021.
In spite of the fact that LG has officially confirmed that the rollable smartphone will be released in 2021, things didn’t work out as planned, and the product was never brought to the market. Although the official release has been cancelled, the company has reportedly sold the device to its employees. As a result, we are now able to watch a video of the smartphone being used, in which the rollable display mechanism is demonstrated.
The aforementioned video was published on a South Korean YouTube channel to provide the most comprehensive look at LG’s cancelled rollable. Initiated by displaying the distinctive retail packaging, which we must slide open like the device’s display. In the box, there is paperwork, a charging brick, and a USB cable, and we are able to see the device up close and learn more about its specifications.
According to the video, the LG rollable is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and is equipped with 12GB RAM, 256GB of storage, and a 4500mAh battery. Regarding its rollable display, it features a 6.8-inch flexible POLED display and a 7.4-inch screen when expanded.
On the back of the device is a dual camera configuration that consists of a primary camera with a 64MP main camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), and a 12MP ultra-wide angle camera. In addition to that, it features a circular fingerprint scanner directly below the rear-facing camera modules. The LG Rollable is unique since it doesn’t have a normal power button or volume rocker. Instead, the device has touch-sensitive controls on the left edge that users can use to adjust the volume and turn on the display.
The display of the LG Rollable is then demonstrated in the video, displaying how it can be seamlessly expanded and contracted with a swipe gesture using two fingers. The user interface will automatically adapt to accommodate. Even in apps like YouTube, the user interface transition appears to be quite smooth. After all, in contrast to Samsung’s foldable phones, a rollable display eliminates the need for a bulky hinge and won’t cause any visible crease on the display.
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