LG’s foldable smartphone to reportedly launch early next year at CES 2019

“The LG foldable smartphone is expected to come with a tablet-sized screen which can be bent from the middle to make it a handheld device”

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, we could see a foldable smartphone from LG’s stable. Such a device from the South Korean phonemaker has reportedly been in work for quite some time. Now, a famous and often reliable tipster, who goes by the name evleaks, has revealed that LG could use the yearly tech trade show – CES –  to unveil its foldable display smartphone. 

There isn’t much we know about the device, but going by the name we can presume that the handset will come with dual displays that can be expanded to offer tablet-size screen. Moreover, an alleged patent of the LG foldable smartphone was leaked earlier, and it showed that the phone will come with a curved display and a hinge at the middle, which can combine two screens into one large display.

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If you haven’t been living under the rocks, then you would know that LG isn’t the only manufacturer trying a foldable phone. In fact, Samsung has confirmed to launch its foldable display smartphone, alleged dubbed as Infinity V, later this year. And Huawei is also trying its best to build such a phone. 

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While the big guns have been prepping to launch the smartphone, Royole Corporation – a California based firm – has gone ahead and unveiled the world’s first commercial foldable smartphone. Called the FlexPai, the tablet-cum handset comes with a 7.8-inch display that can be drop down to just 4-inches once folded. Moreover, the device is powered by Qualcomm’s unannounced Snapdragon 8150 SoC coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB internal storage. The FlexPai costs $1,300 (~Rs 95,500), and it goes for sale starting November 1st in China.

Ashish is one of the youngest members of 91mobiles, and a recent tech geek convert. When he's not churning out articles, you’ll find him watching sports or binging TV shows. He listens to John Mayer when beating Delhi traffic.
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