There are few companies that are working on launching a folding smartphone. Samsung is the one that sounds the most, although Huawei and Motorola are also interested in implementing this technology. Today we have learned that LG is also working on a terminal with a folding screen, the CEO himself endorsing it.
It was during the press conference after the launch of the LG V40 ThinQ when Hwang Jeong-hwan confirmed the news, at the same time he said that the company is not focused on being the first to launch a folding smartphone. “We are working hard with our partners on several obstacles that may arise when folding and deploying [the screen],” the CEO said, stating that “we will launch it when we can provide enough value to the customer.”
LG has already shown products with flexible displays
LG is one of the leading providers of screens for smartphones worldwide and has been producing large-scale flexible screens for five years. An example of this is the LG G Flex, which had a curved screen that recovered when pressed, and its successor, the LG G Flex 2, which was launched in 2015. However, three years have passed, and we have not seen any terminal that bets on similar lines.
Folding screens pose a great challenge at the design level, as they are panels that must withstand pressure, bends and scratches well. At the moment we can only wait for 2019, and all brands launch their folding mobile to see how the market evolves and reacts.
Precisely, and speaking of 2019, Hwang Jeong-hwan has also confirmed that they have been working on 5G technology for some time and that among their plans are launching the first compatible mobile in early 2019 with the US operator Sprint.
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