LG has confirmed – as expected – that the LG Rollable concept will not be developed as a consumer product.
Following the announcement that the Korean firm is shutting down its mobile unit, LG says none of its phones currently in development will see the light of day.
This includes the LG V70 smartphone, despite allegedly leaked images of the handset and showing LG rollable online. This means that the LG V60 and LG Wing are the last smartphones to keep LG stable.
In a comment to Android Authority, A representative of LG reportedly said: “Not sure how authentic those images are but neither device will be developed further.” We have followed up with LG in search of a full description.
It is likely, if the images are authentic, that they pre-date the announcement made by LG this week. After months of speculation, the decision to quit was being left out of LG’s smartphone game, after several years of underhanding handsets that cost the company millions of rupees.
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In a statement released on Sunday, the company said: “LG’s strategic decision to exit the incredibly competitive mobile phone sector has given the company resources in development areas such as electrical appliances, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and the like. Can focus. Business-to-business solutions, as well as platforms and services, ”the company said in a statement.
Ironically, the company chose to quiz it after revealing the most potentially intriguing handset over the years. At CES 2021 in January, the firm showcased its LG Rollable concept, showcasing a smooth expandable display revealing a large, tablet-like screen.
Should the device have come to fruition, it provided an alternative to the foldable form factor, which should actually be overcome due to concerns about prohibitive costs and reliability. The likes of Samsung, Huawei and Motorola are yet to outline a cast iron use case for the form factor. We would not be surprised if another company took the mantle and copied LG’s design.