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LG Confirms It Is Working on A Foldable Smartphone

However, the company will not be the first one to unveil a foldable display smartphone.

Earlier this month LG announced its next V-series flagship device-LG V40 ThinQ- at a special event in New York. And now the Korean electronics giant has confirmed that it is indeed working on a foldable display smartphone.

Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of V40 ThinQ in Seoul, LG Mobile’s chief executive officer Hwang Jeong Hwan confirmed that the Korean electronics giant is indeed working on smartphone with a foldable display. “We are working hard with our partners on various obstacles that can occur while folding and unfolding,” Hwang told Yonhap.

However, unlike its rivals-Samsung and Huawei– the company isn’t in the race to become the first company to unveil a foldable display smartphone. “We will release it at a time when we can provide enough customer value rather than releasing it for the first time in the world,” Hwang added during the press conference.

Earlier this year, reports suggested that the LG had been issued a patent by the World Intellectual Property Organisations for a hybrid device that could be used as both– a phone and a tablet. The product description available on the patent talked about about a device with a flexible display which could be folded in half. However, so far, our knowledge has been limited to rumours and patent filings. But this is the first time that the company has officially confirmed that it is working on a foldable display phone.

Meanwhile, Huawei, which is in the race to launch the world’s first foldable display smartphone, has already spilled the beans about its upcoming smartphone. Speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, Huawei’s Ken back in September announced that the company will launch its first 5G enabled smartphone in the middle of 2019 and that its first 5G phone will come with a foldable display. “In our first 5G smartphone we’re going to introduce a foldable screen,” Hu said at the event.

Additionally, Huawei’s rival, Samsung has already confirmed that it will launch its foldable display smartphone– Galaxy X- during its annual developer’s conference in November this year. – India Today


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