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During its CES 2019 press meet, LG revealed the Signature OLED TV R, its first rollable OLED TV. The company is now thinking of introducing similar technology in its future smartphones as the company has recently filed a new patent application for a rollable smartphone.
LG’s new patent for a rollable smartphone is equipped with two flexible hinges and that can help the smartphone bent in two directions, so in a way, it’s a foldable smartphone too. You’re also free to wrap the screen around the main body, and you can do that in multiple ways.
The patented rollable smartphone has no notches and is quite close to being a true all-screen device, but it has thin bezel at the top a thinner chin. The thin bezel the top is where all the cameras and other important sensors are going to be placed.
This rollable smartphone could replace tablets, or at least it has the potential to replace tablets because you can expand the display so such an extent that if you do the math, the smartphone becomes 200 percent larger than its most compact form.
LG’s rollable smartphone isn’t new as the company already filed a patent showcasing a smartphone with a rollable display. In the patent, LG described a phone with a narrow housing placed on both sides of the flexible display — quite different from the latest patent.
The new patent was filed by LG earlier this year and was published by the Chinese Patent Office on August 9.