07 April 2021
It was at last year's CES keynote when LG first teased a smartphone with a rollable display. It was said to get official later in 2021 but after a few months, the company ended up shutting down the whole smartphone business altogether. This meant LG Rollable got scraped even before it could launch. Now, a South Korean YouTuber has shared a video showing the rollable phone in action.
The video shows LG Rollable was almost ready for official release. One can see the packaging that gives an unboxing experience similar to the phone's rollable display. It slides open the same way the phone's display rolls out. The package contains a charging adaptor, USB cable, SIM ejector tool, and all other documentation.
The canceled LG Rollable looks like a traditional phone on its first appearance. There is gesture support using which the display can be rolled out easily. The overall usability of the device looks quite polished and almost ready for prime time. The video host shows the device running various apps including YouTube and Google Chrome browser.
In terms of specifications, the LG Rollable is said to have a 6.8-inch P-OLED display which would become a 7.4-inch panel when rolled. The choice of processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 coupled with 12GB of RAM. The phone has 256GB of onboard storage. There is a 64-megapixel camera sensor and a 12-megapixel camera sensor. There would have been a 4,500mAh battery and it is said to weigh 285 grams.