Report suggests that LG is planning to unveil its foldable display smartphone during its keynote at CES 2019
- LG filed a patent for a foldable display smartphone in late 2017
- The patent revealed that the phone would have a camera located on the outer side of the device
A foldable display phone is next big thing in the smartphone world. Up until now we all have heard rumours about Samsung planning to unveil a prototype of its foldable display smartphone at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas. We have also heard about companies like Huawei, Xiaomi and ZTE racing to develop their own foldable screen phones. And now the word is that there is another contender to compete in the ring. A new report suggests that LG could unveil its first foldable display phone at CES 2019.
The latest blast comes from serial tipster Evan Blass, who has an excellent track record at unveiling details about future smartphones. According to Blass, LG will show off a foldable display smartphone during its keynote at CES 2019. The tipster also added that while he cannot speak for Samsung, which has already hinted that it will unveil a foldable display phone in the future.
While not much is not know about LG’s foldable display smartphone at the moment, but the patent that the company filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office in late 2017 suggests that the phone would bend in the horizontal direction, which is similar to the way the rumoured Galaxy S10 smartphone would work.
The patent also revealed that the phone would be equipped with two speakers, two microphones and two antennas which are placed on the top and bottom under the display. Additionally, the patent revealed that the phone would come with a bezel-less design and that it would have a camera located on the outer side of the device, which would enable users to click pictures even when the phone is closed. This would also help in conserving the precious battery life.
LG, so far, has refused to comment on the development. However, LG’s head of global corporate communications, Ken Hong, in a response to Digital Trends said that “anything was possible at CES”.
Meanwhile, rumours suggest that LG would be supplying foldable OLED display panels to Dell and Lenovo for making tablets. If that is true, foldable display smartphones doesn’t seem too far fetched for the company.