LG Teases An Upcoming Dual Screen Smartphone Ahead Of IFA 2019
IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) 2019 in Berlin, Germany is just around the corner kicking off on 6th September 2019. The event will have various OEMs showcase their technological innovations and speak of future endeavours. Korean electronics giant LG is known to make an appearance in the annual event and for its invitation, has shared a video which teases an upcoming dual-screen smartphone.
OEMs such as Samsung and Huawei are working towards a new trend which is foldable smartphones. These devices feature a bendable display which the companies use to minimize their large display footprint by folding onto themselves. On the other hand, LG is moving in an entirely different direction. The LG V50 ThinQ from 2018 released alongside an attachable display that gave it the same functionality as a foldable smartphone. The Dual Screen folio screen featured a 6.2-inch OLED panel and gave users an additional screen for multitasking, playing games or taking pictures.
Furthermore, LG’s shared video invitation prior to IFA 2019 showcases a similar technology being employed. The upcoming smartphone is probably the LG V60 ThinQ which will carry forward the attachable screen. In the video, it is visible that the second display appears to be identical in size to the display of the actual phone. It would be a significant upgrade over its past iteration which had thick bezels and a smaller size overall. Additionally, the Display Screen case will also feature a small outer display for notifications, date and time, giving the device a total of 3 screens.
Unfortunately, LG did not reveal a lot of information in the teaser which leaves a lot of room for imagination. While the foldable concept sounds promising, the secondary attachable screen seems more practical in use currently. More information is expected to arrive soon, so stay tuned for more updates.