LG shows off Rollable phone in CES 2021 virtual event and confirms release within 2021

Yesterday, LG teased its Rollable phone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021 virtual event, and now the company confirmed that it is a real product, which will be launched in the market in 2021.

LG promotes LG Rollable as a “unique resizable screen” that extends from a phone into a small tablet display. In order to provide a bigger screen area, the screen slides in and out of place.

An LG spokesperson said in a statement to Nikkei, “Our management wanted to show that it is a real product, as there were many rumours around the rollable phone. As it is released at CES 2021, I can tell that it will be launched this year.”

Nikkei also reported that LG is working with China’s BOE Technology Group on the rollable screen technology but as of now, LG has not yet confirmed anything about the tech it is going to use in the Rollable. Note that the company also revealed nothing about the different display sizes.

Reportedly, LG first started working on the Rollable as part of its “Explorer Project”. Previously, the company has utilized this project to launch its LG Wing smartphone. The LG Wing came with a rotating design and two OLED displays.

Since LG has already confirmed the LG Rollable phone by this year, it will be interesting to see other manufacturers racing to release their version of a rollable device. Back in March 2020, TCL also demonstrated future phone concepts and in late last year, Oppo teased a concept device with an expandable OLED display.