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The LG Rollable is coming and it has NFC, according to a new leak

An early look at the LG Rollable. (Source: YouTube)
An early look at the LG Rollable. (Source: YouTube)
LG has announced that it is out of the Android smartphone game; on the other hand, the cutting-edge Rollable mobile device is apparently being readied for launch. The latest step in this process is having it certified to use NFC, as the leaker Mukul Sharma has discovered.

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LG has been hinting that it might actually release its Explorer project - also known as the literal Rollable phone - into production since the launch of the Wing. However, the OEM subsequently turned around and declared that Android smartphones were not for it earlier in April, thereby possibly dashing all hopes of this state-of-the-art device making it to a launch.

In a confusing twist, the rumor mill then started to crank out signs that the V70 ThinQ would make it onto the market, as a possible swansong for LG's mobile division - as would the Rollable. A model number that might belong to the phone, LM-R910, has recently shown up on South Korea's NRRA regulatory database.

Now, the same device has been approved by the NFC Forum. It is registered as the LM-R910VM this time, which is a hopeful sign that there may be more region-specific variants besides its ostensible Korean sibling (LM-R910N). Therefore, it just might be that LG intends to launch the Rollable after all, and possibly internationally, too.

This might indeed be a strange move on the part of a company that is apparently done with mobile devices. On the other hand, it may make sense for LG to cash in on this new and innovative form-factor it has spent years developing - or at least grab the headlines and posterity associated with doing so.

Choosing otherwise leaves the "first to rollable tech" crown up for others (most likely OPPO, Samsung or TCL) to grab after all. If you were LG, would you really want that?

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@stufflistings spots the "LG Rollable" with NFC certification. (Source: NFC Forum via Twitter)
@stufflistings spots the "LG Rollable" with NFC certification. (Source: NFC Forum via Twitter)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-04-17 (Update: 2021-04-17)