The South Korean tech firm LG wowed the world last week after unveiling an incredible ‘rollable’ television which curls itself up like a scroll.
Now it’s vowed to release a smartphone which uses the same technology, meaning you’ll soon be able to buy a handset which can be rolled up like an, erm, cigarette.
I.P. Park, president and chief technology officer of LG Electronics, told Tom’s Guide: ‘We are exploring many different form factors for phones, including foldable and rollable. Because display technology has grown so much that it can make it into very flexible form factors.
‘And with 5G, if the market requires much bigger screens, we’ll need to fold it or roll it. So we’ll explore.’
Could phones be as thin as these pre-rolled cigarettes one day? (Photo: PA)
At this stage, we can only speculate about how this roll up blower might work.
Based on previous LG tech, it’s likely the phone will feature a screen which can be rolled up into a little box at the press of a button.
Last week, LG showed off its astonishing ‘rollable’ television at the annual Consumer Electronic Shows in Las Vegas.
The Signature OLED TV R is a next-generation telly which can roll itself up into a little box, unfurled when it’s time for Eastenders and then put away at the press of a button.
It’s a remarkable device which isn’t going to come cheap.
But for people who can afford it, the rollable ‘TV of tomorrow’ is likely to prove very desirable indeed.
The tech firm wrote: ‘LG has created a TV with a display that seems to magically appear and disappear, a revolutionary innovation that seems to defy logic.
‘The “R” in the new LG Signature OLED TV R is about creating a revolution in home entertainment and redefining space through its ability to rise and roll-up at the touch of a button.
‘A rollable OLED TV is a true game-changer, liberating users from the limitations of the wall and freeing them to curate their own personal space which no longer needs to be reserved full time for TV viewing.’
The LG rollable TV can be kept in three different positions (Photo: LG)
The magical roll-up TV will allow owners to keep the screen in three positions: fully tucked away, unfurled in all its majesty and a ‘partially unrolled’ state where a little bit of screen is peeping from the box.
This allows to use little apps such as a clock or use the screen to show pictures.
When its rolled up, the 65-inch screen is completely hidden from view.
Source : Google News