LG teased its roller coaster yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show, and now the company confirms that it is a genuine product that will be available in 2021. LG Rollable has what the company calls a “unique screen that can be changed” that extends from a phone to a small tablet screen. The screen slides in and out to provide a larger screen area.
“Our management wanted to show that it is a genuine product, as there were many rumors surrounding the mobile phone,” a LG spokesman said in a statement to Nikkei. “As it is released at CES 2021, I can tell you that it will be launched this year.”
Nikkei also reports that LG is working with China’s BOE Technology Group on the rolling screen technology. LG has not yet confirmed what screen technology Rollable uses, or any details about the different screen sizes.
LG first started working on Rollable as part of the company’s “Explorer Project” experiments. The company has used this project to previously launch its LG Wing smartphone with a rotating design and two OLED screens.
Now that LG has unveiled its new LG Rollable phone and confirmed that it will hit the market this year, we are likely to see a race among phone manufacturers to roll out this scrollable display technology. TCL also demonstrated future phone concepts back in March, and Oppo teased a concept unit with an expandable OLED display at the end of the year.