LG to launch phone with optional second-screen attachment, says report While the rumors claiming that LG would be releasing a smartphone with a folding display appear to have been wrong, the company does seem set to launch a phone with an attachable second screen at the Mobile World Congress next month.
According to CNET, who spoke with a person “familiar with the situation,” LG will be launching a currently unnamed smartphone with an optional second-screen attachment at the Mobile World Congress in February.
CNET’s source allegedly described the attachment as “a sort of case with a screen [that] could potentially double the total screen size of the device.”
This goes against a previous rumor that circulated like wildfire last week claiming that LG will be unveiling a device with a folding display in a couple of weeks, an allegation that the company reportedly disavowed.
LG is expected to reveal several new devices at the Mobile World Congress late next month including a 5G-supporting model, a genre that companies like Huawei and OnePlus are rumored to be launching as well; this expandable one, however, is expected to be the innovative star.
Likewise, Samsung will be debuting its own folding-display smartphone as the wild card. As of right now, it’s difficult to predict whether these two innovations will be temporary gimmicks or features defining the future of smartphone tech. LG to launch phone with optional second-screen attachment, says report (Agence France-Presse, The Jakarta Post)