31 December 2020
UPDATE (November 5th, 2020):
It seems like LG's rumored rollable display phone will simply be called the LG Rollable. This is the name that LG has filed a trademark application for with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The description mentions that the trademark will be valid for digital mobile phones, wireless headsets, battery chargers, and electronic touch screen pens. This makes it clear that it is not meant for another rollable television product that LG has been making for quite some time now.
Original (November 3rd, 2020)
Android OEMs are usually known for releasing flagships as well as mid-range and budget smartphones. LG used to follow the same blueprint as well until this year. It has now taken a back seat on flagship launches and shifted its focus towards releasing either innovative or affordable phones. If you are an LG fan waiting for a new flagship phone release, your wait seems to be getting closer to an end.
There is a new Elec report claiming that LG has a new Android flagship underworks. It is reportedly internally codenamed Rainbow and will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 processor. The phone will likely be a direct successor to the LG V60 ThinQ, the last flagship release by the South Korean tech giant. It is expected to get official within the first quarter of 2021.
This is pretty much what is known about this upcoming phone but LG also has another innovative product in the development stage. It is a rollable phone that LG is calling Project B internally. It is essentially a part of the Project Explorer under which the company has already released LG Wing, a smartphone that swivels at 90-degrees.
It is said that the phone will have a display panel looking like traditional ones but with rollable functionality. The user will be able to pull one of the sides of the display to get even bigger real estate. The extra display panel could be helpful in different situations like watching something or working on some documents. LG already has a rollable TV in the market and the idea behind the rollable display phone is also similar. The launch is tipped to somewhere around March 2021.