We have already seen tech companies take the revolutionary step and launching several handheld devices with foldable screens. But none had still ventured into the territory of foldable laptops. However, now the Korean giant, LG has set its eyes on a foldable screen for high-end devices. It has already started offering its high-end rollable TV and is now bringing a rollable smartphone into the market.
But that’s not what we are talking about today. The company has filed for a patent to apply its foldable technology to manufacture a high-end rollable display for laptops. The patent is titled a ‘Portable electronic device having a rollable display structure.’ It talks about a chunky wand case-like structure that will house a rollable laptop display. The display will be available between 13.3-inch to huge 17-inch screen size. Users can also unfurl one-third of the show while listening to music, the same as the case with LG TVs.
According to sources, LG will bake a power button on the right side of the display enclosure. The CPU and other hardware components in the patent are not mentioned as of now. According to sources, the display has a self-standing guide unit. It “guides the rollable display panel into a curved arc shape so that the rollable display panel independently stands up when the rollable display is unrolled from a display drum inside a housing.”
LG has already patented a smartphone where the screen can be extended to achieve a tablet or foldable laptop form factor. The company is expected to launch this smartphone in March next year. Sources claim that it will be called LG Rollable.
The LG Rollable will be launched along with side LG Wing. Applying the foldable display technology to smartphones is one thing, but it will be interesting to see whether the company can use its rollable TV technology to laptops.