LG also rolls up the smartphone after the TV

by Kelvin
LG also rolls up the smartphone after the TV

If already Huawei is Samsung have announced their own version of folding phones, few other OEMs are working on devices with this innovative technology. Among these is LG which obtained a large number of patents in the last quarter for a variety of foldable smartphone designs.

LG: new folding patent

In October 2018, LG Display filed a patent with the KIPRIS (Korean Intellectual Property Office) for a "roll-up display": Published in June 2019, the drawing shows a rolled-up device that takes on the dimensions of a smartphone.

  

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THE render created by LetsGoDigital show that the folding screen is so large that it can be rolled twice completely into the housing and that, when the display is fully extended, it can be significantly larger than a tablet.

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If the user needed a smaller display, just leave a part of the screen in the housing: basically, you can unroll the panel as necessary. Logically, theuser interface is adjusted based on the use of the screen which – we add – has four points of flexion.

Once folded, the phone housing appears a little longer than the screen, making the display more shock-resistant. As you can see, there are no buttons or connections visible on the terminal in this render.

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Like LG, Samsung has also filed a patent for a roll-up display that can be activated by fingerprint. It remains to be seen whether or not the smartphone with roll-up display will see the light of day in the near future or will remain just a concept.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is available for purchase in South Korea, while the launch of the Huawei Mate X folding smartphone has been delayed and will go on sale in November.