LG has finally showed off its rollable phone that can go from smartphone to small tablet in mere seconds.
The LG Rollable was unveiled at the huge tech conference CES 2021, which has become a virtual event this year.
We don’t know must about the phone yet apart from its name has been confirmed.
A short teaser clip of the LG Rollable in action is all that’s been revealed so far.
You can see in the teaser than the phone is different to other extending smartphones as it doesn’t fold.
A release date hasn’t been confirmed.
However, there has been some speculation that the teaser trailer means the device will be avaliable in 2021.
A price also hasn’t been confirmed by LG yet.
Rumours and reported leaks have suggested the LG Rollable could cost around $2,359 (£1,775).
Chinese tech brand Oppo is also said to be working on a rolling smartphone.
Whether these devices will prove to be more popular than the likes of Samsung’s foldable offerings will have to wait until reviewers can get their hands on them.
LG will need to hope that rolling phones won’t encounter the same kind of screen problems as the first Samsung Galaxy Fold.
A brief timeline of the Samsung Galaxy Fold
Here’s all the major things to happen in the controversial phone’s history so far…
- On May 12 2011, South Korea’s Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology annonced that some of its researchers had created a folding smartphone prototype
- On May 2 2012, Samsung filed a patent application for its folding smart phone design
- In May 2013, Samsung tried to patent its folding phone screen idea
- In November 2013, Samsung announced that it would be bringing folding display devices to the market
- In spring 2016, Samsung was finally working on what we now refer to as the Galaxy Fold
- In Otober 2018, Samsung finally confirmed that its foldable phone was on the way
- On February 20 2019, Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy Fold with a staggering £1,900 price tag
- On April 15 2019, Samsung started letting high profile technology journalists use the phone but by April 17 lots of them were already complaining about the screen breaking or not working
- On April 22 2019, Samsung had to announce that it was postponing the Samsung Galaxy Fold’s release so that it could address and fix ongoing issues with the folding screen
- On September 6, 2019, Samsung started selling the Galaxy Fold in the UK
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