LG rollable prototype gets full-length hands-on video

This device seems so finished that it's shocking that LG didn't release it

LG shuttered its mobile business over a year ago, but it looks like its unreleased phones are still out in the wild. A new comprehensive video has shown off its rollable handset’s design from every angle.

XDA Developers says LG might have sold its remaining rollable prototypes to its employees before closing its phone business. However, this device seems so finished that it’s shocking that LG didn’t just release it before calling it quits.

The LG rollable features a 7.4-inch display when fully extended and shrinks down to 6.8-inches when rolled. While rolled, the device looks like a regular phone but turns into a table when rolled out. It seems like the device features a flexible POLED display. You can easily expand the screen with a two-finger gesture.

The user interface automatically switches to a tablet UI, allowing you to use apps just like you would on a tablet. The hands-on video shows examples of how the screen automatically adjusts webpages, YouTube and more when changing from smartphone to tablet. LG even offered special wallpapers designed to adjust to the tablet.

Further, the video shows the strength of the motor was even able to push 2kg of books. When the motor unfurls, it makes an audible mechanical sound. Further, the display seems like it easily flexes when pressed and lacks a crease like Samsung’s foldables.

Spec-wise, the phone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, 64 and 12-megapixel shooters, a 4,500mAh battery and weighs 285g.

Unfortunately, LG will never actually release this phone.

Vivo is also working on rollable display devices, and according to recently filed trademarks, Samsung is also looking to release a rollable screen sometime in the future.

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Source: XDA Developers, BullsLab