tech2 News StaffJan 17, 2019 13:20:39 IST
The word "dual" is not just associated with dual SIM slots or cameras on smartphones in 2019, but also displays! After Vivo and Nubia recently debuted the new dual-screen trend (of course, the Yotaphone tried this out back in 2017), LG is reportedly also ready to dip its toes in the water (sort of).
According to a report by a Korean publication, (via CNet) LG is working on a smartphone that will give you the option for a second-screen attachment. Per the report, the attachment would somewhat be like a case with a screen, that you could choose to attach to your phone or remove it, as you please. However, unlike the Vivo and Nubia phones that have the second screen at the back, the report suggests, LG's second screen will open up from the back to sit next to the primary screen of this phone, double the total screen size of the device.
Indeed the logic here is to provide a bigger display area, only when needed. If you don't need the display, the overall footprint of the device can be reduced simply stacking one display over another, which is pretty similar to Samsung's recently patented magnetic modular smartphone.
The report also reveals that this new LG phone will be announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 next month.
Another report by Techradar claims that this LG phone may be called the LG G8 ThinQ. While the Korean publication stresses that the primary display of the phone will be close to 3-inches (width), the Techradar report insists that the LG G8 ThinQ will feature a small display, but it will be around 4-inches big.
Further, the Korean publication reports that the reason why LG went for a detachable display instead of something that the Samsung Galaxy X is reportedly working on, is because of price — two interconnected screens are cheaper to make than one foldable one. The Galaxy X is expected to cost close to $1,700.