While LG has already become the first manufacturer to sell a rollable OLED TV commercially, looks like its rollable smartphone dream isn't far either. Rumoured suggest that the company could launch a smartphone with a rollable display by the first half of 2021. The phone will be reportedly called LG Rollable or LG Slide and is being developed under LG's Explorer project.
While the launch still seems afar, tipster Tron (@cozyplanes) has poured tons of details about the highly-anticipated smartphone, and this time he's revealed the price. As per the tipster, the LG Rollable smartphone could be priced at $2,359 (approx Rs 1,73,400). That doesn't come as a surprise as we've seen more such first-generation of such innovative handsets to be priced on the higher side. To put things in perspective, the iPhone 12 Pro Max 256GB costs $1099 in the US and Rs 1,39,000 in India.
What would make it stand out is its side-rolling display that will transform into a tablet when the screen is stretched on the sides. As per previous leaks, LG Rollable could feature a 7.4-inch rollable display with 2428×1080p resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio in the phone mode. Also, the device is said to have a video mode with 16:9 aspect ratio and 2428 x 1366p resolution and in the productivity mode, LG Rollable will have 2428 x 1600p resolution with 3:2 aspect ratio.
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage is said to power the smartphone. It is said to be backed by a 4,200mAh battery.
The rollable phone will be the second phone under LG Explorer project. The first one being the LG Wing with a swivel-screen that was launched recently at Rs 69,900 in India.