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