More details emerge about LG's forthcoming rollable smartphone and next flagship
Fresh from recently restructuring its mobile division so it can focus on its premium and sub-premium smartphones, LG looks to be heading into 2021 reinvigorated. More details have emerged about its forthcoming high-end devices and it looks like the company will be targeting its fellow Korean tech giant Samsung. On a technological level, the forthcoming Explore Project rollable smartphone looks like it will be the first to market with a form factor similar to Oppo’s recent eye-catching rollable smartphone concept.
The screen dimensions for the two rollable smartphones are very similar. Where the Oppo X display measures 6.7-inches when in its regular candy bar form factor and extends to 7.4-inches in tablet mode, the LG rollable display is said to measure 6.8-inches, extending to 7.4-inches. Compared to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold2, the LG rollable is said to be thinner and lighter which has been a complaint about devices that adopt a foldable design approach. We don’t yet know whether it will pick a Snapdragon 888 or the upcoming Snapdragon 775G upper mid-range SoC.
What we do know, however, is that LG’s upcoming traditional candy bar form factor flagship codenamed Rainbow will be scoring the Snapdragon 888. The LG Velvet signalled a new design language for the company, so we can expect the Rainbow to adopt a similar design approach. (LG looks to have retired its V-series and G-series smartphone lines, which while all offering great features, never really captured wide audience appeal). The Rainbow will also have a key upgrade that will enable it to tackle the upcoming Galaxy S21 range head on -- an active stylus.
We’ve been excited about LG smartphone leaks in the past only to be a little underwhelmed when the actual shipping product has been revealed. This time around, however, LG might have gotten its act together.