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A new leak may push LG's rollable phone closer to a launch date

An LG rollable phone render. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
An LG rollable phone render. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
LG has reportedly registered a new device with a South Korean telecoms authority that, according to a Twitter-based leaker, is its first-gen rollable phone. Should this be the case, the OEM may be ready to release this new form-factor in 2021. It might prove a worthy alternative to phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 on its launch.

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Rollable phones are an emerging alternatives to foldables, and currently exist as concept or prototype devices in the hands of OEMs such as OPPO, TCL and LG. Now, there is a new hint that the latter is getting them ready for consumers as well.

It comes in the form of a certification for a device called the LM-R910N, which, according to the leaker Tron (or @cozyplanes on Twitter), LG has had approved as an unlocked and carrier-locked phone in South Korea.

This tipster - who also broke the news that this OEM has a new, 16-inch Gram laptop in the works - asserts that it is Project B, the code-name for LG's first-gen rollable.

Assuming this new leak is accurate, it may be a sign that LG is gearing up to launch "Project B" some time in 2021. It may even be a sign that the OEM aims to be the first to get a extendable display device onto the market, beating others such as the OPPO X 2021 to the punch.

Should this be the case, it may be hoped that this new form-factor will not eventually meet the same fate as other innovative smartphones such as the G Flex series.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-12- 6 (Update: 2020-12- 7)