LG is not-so-subtly hinting at the kind of smartphone it would announce on the forthcoming IFA know-how commerce present in Berlin. By means of a brief YouTube video, LG exhibits a Pac-Man-style sport being performed on a cellphone display screen earlier than the character escapes out right into a second display screen that unfolds like a e-book.
“Unfolds.” Sure, that’s the phrase we used, and it’s a serious design development in 2019 with two of LG’s rivals saying (however not really launching) folding smartphones this 12 months already. Is that this teaser proof we’re about to see what LG can do, after a wealth of rumors? In any case, it is aware of a factor or two about versatile screens.
Digital Traits requested LG’s head of world communications, Ken Hong, in regards to the chance of a versatile show folding smartphone from the corporate at IFA. “There aren’t any versatile show telephones in our speedy plans,” he responded.
Not an enormous shock, however now that our expectations have been managed, what pleasure does LG actually have deliberate for IFA? The reply might be present in its lineup at MWC in February. The V50 ThinQ 5G was demonstrated with a dual-screen case, extending the cellphone’s multitasking performance. It was helpful for checking calendar appointments whereas writing e mail, or for watching movies or shopping the online whereas chatting with buddies. The bigger display screen expanse made this extra pleasurable than split-screen multitasking on a single display screen cellphone.
If LG has already made a dual-screen case, the pure development is definitely to extra neatly combine the case right into a cellphone, making a manageable dual-screen cellphone, moderately than solely supply one thing prefer it as an adjunct. What’s extra, the dual-screen case for the LG V50 ThinQ was not introduced for the U.S., so this can be the primary time U.S. patrons will have the ability to attempt a fold-out, dual-screen system.
Precisely how the dual-screen system — if that’s what’s coming — will work isn’t clear although. The V50 ThinQ’s case was problematic as a result of it meant you needed to open it to see notifications and the time. The IFA 2019 teaser ends with a window on the closed cellphone, exhibiting the time and date of the launch occasion, hinting that not less than this may occasionally have been solved.
LG will maintain its IFA 2019 press convention on September 6 at 10 a.m. native time in Berlin, after we will discover out extra.